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BFI Film Academy Specialist Courses: Applications Now Open!

BFI Film Academy Specialist Courses: Applications Now Open!

30 November 2021

BFI Film Academy Specialist Courses are now accepting applications! These courses provide 16-19yr olds with the opportunity to gain valuable skills specialising in an area of filmmaking that they’re interested in.

Boyz on the Block to dazzle at Darwen Christmas Lights Switch On

Boyz on the Block to dazzle at Darwen Christmas Lights Switch On

15 November 2021

​Boyband supergroup, Boyz On Block, will be dazzling Darwen with their combined talents at the 2021 light switch on! Blackburn with Darwen Council, Darwen Town Centre and Darwen Town Council are thrilled to be bringing you a weekend of festive cheer and family fun, for Darwen’s Christmas light switch on.

Take part in Arts Council's Covid Cultural Workforce Survey

Take part in Arts Council's Covid Cultural Workforce Survey

09 November 2021

Arts Council is undertaking the largest independent research survey of its kind, to explore the impact of the pandemic on people working in the cultural sector.

Lancashire chosen as a Local Skills Improvement Plan Trailblazer

Lancashire chosen as a Local Skills Improvement Plan Trailblazer

09 November 2021

The Lancashire Local Skills Improvement Plan needs your views to help shape the key changes needed to make technical skills training more responsive to employers’ skills needs.​

Bowland Hare: a story sculpture Halloween adventure

Bowland Hare: a story sculpture Halloween adventure

23 October 2021

Sculptor Marjan Wouda and storyteller Jacqueline Harris will celebrate the hare in Lancashire folklore and landscape through art and story at Gisburn Forest.

Boost's Peer Networks Help Lancs SMEs To Develop & Grow

Boost's Peer Networks Help Lancs SMEs To Develop & Grow

18 October 2021

Boost Business Lancashire is offering a fully funded Peer Networks programme between October 2021 and March 2022 to assist SME leaders based in Lancashire to develop and grow their business.

BTB21 Cloth Cultures  Podcast Series

BTB21 Cloth Cultures Podcast Series

16 October 2021

To accompany Cloth Cultures - Stories of Movement, Migration & Making Exhibition at Haworth Art Gallery, curator Amber Butchart has created a series of illuminating podcasts to provide a greater insight into the textile story of Lancashire and the world through four fabrics – Wool, Linen, Cotton & Silk...

Black History Month 2021

Black History Month 2021

14 October 2021

October is Black History Month in the UK., celebrating the achievements and contributions of black people not just in the UK, but throughout the world, and also to educate all on black history. Inspired by the 2020 Black Lives Matter events, the new campaign is called ‘Proud To Be’. It will invite Black and Brown people of all ages throughout the UK to share what they are proud to be.

Lancashire Filmmaker Wins Award for Best Documentary

Lancashire Filmmaker Wins Award for Best Documentary

12 October 2021

Natasha Hawthornthwaite - Northern Heart Films’ Creative Director - has won Best Documentary at the Women Over 50 Film Festival (WOFFF) for her short documentary ‘Joy Uncensored’, about an multi-award winning slam poet and writer, 64 year old Joy France.

Flexi-job Apprenticeship - Employer Survey

Flexi-job Apprenticeship - Employer Survey

28 September 2021

Flexi-job apprenticeships will help employers overcome structural barriers to making greater use of apprenticeships. They will support businesses in all sectors to make a sustainable investment in the skills they need to grow, and build a diverse talent pipeline for the future. We are trying to capture the potential demand for a flexible approach to how apprentices are deployed in the creative and digital field.

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.