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General Election 2024: What are the parties pledging for the arts?

General Election 2024: What are the parties pledging for the arts?

28 June 2024

Campaign for the Arts (CFTA) have produced a round up of what the main political are pledging for the arts, alongside a detailed analysis of each of these pledges. This is a must read for anyone who cares about the future of the UK’s cultural sector.

Blackpool Grand Theatre announces the death of former Chief Executive, Ruth Eastwood

Blackpool Grand Theatre announces the death of former Chief Executive, Ruth Eastwood

25 June 2024

​With deep sadness, Blackpool Grand Theatre​ announces the death of Ruth Eastwood, aged 62, former Chief Executive, who served the theatre with distinction and dedication. Ruth died peacefully last Friday, 31 May 2024, surrounded by her family.

The Hollins School's 'Cohesion through Creativity Initiative' wins innovation award

The Hollins School's 'Cohesion through Creativity Initiative' wins innovation award

31 May 2024

An Accrington-based high school, The Hollins, received the Innovation and Leadership in Education Award in recognition for their work at the recent Northern Cultural Education Awards, hosted by Curious Minds.

Lancashire Interactive Choir Map Launches

Lancashire Interactive Choir Map Launches

23 May 2024

Lancashire, County of Song has launched an online map to showcase the rich and numerous singing opportunities across the county.

Creative Lancashire Creative Network Announcement

Creative Lancashire Creative Network Announcement

13 May 2024

As part of our endeavours to encourage equity, diversity and inclusion, Creative Lancashire has announced a rebrand to their creative networking events, previously known as POWWOW events.

Lancashire Artist of the Year Competition Call Out

Lancashire Artist of the Year Competition Call Out

07 May 2024

The search to find and champion some of the best artists in the county has now begun, as Lancashire Artist of the Year 2024 launches for the second year.

Lineup Announced for Poulton-le-Fylde Summer Festival

Lineup Announced for Poulton-le-Fylde Summer Festival

02 May 2024

The first ever Spot On Festival comes to Poulton-le-Fylde from 14-16 June 2024, with a lineup of events to suit all ages and tastes.

National Festival of Making reveals artist lineup for Season 6 of Art in Manufacturing.

National Festival of Making reveals artist lineup for Season 6 of Art in Manufacturing.

02 April 2024

Season 6 welcomes four new artists into the residency programme. The residencies take place between November 2023 and July 2024, culminating in a celebration of new collaborative installations at the National Festival of Making on 6 and 7 July 2024.

Get a workplace health assessment to support an employee's health and disability

Get a workplace health assessment to support an employee's health and disability

01 April 2024

The government are piloting a subsidised Occupational Health Service for SMEs in Cumbria and Lancashire designed to stop employees "falling" out of work or to ease the process of getting people back.

New Public Artwork Unveiled in Nelson for World Poetry Day 2024

New Public Artwork Unveiled in Nelson for World Poetry Day 2024

25 March 2024

World Poetry Day has been celebrated in Nelson on Thursday 21st March with the reading and unveiling of a new poem for the town.

Arts Council England Environmental Responsibility Report 2022/2023

Arts Council England Environmental Responsibility Report 2022/2023

25 March 2024

Arts Council England (ACE) publishes its Environmental Responsibility Annual Report 2022-2023, a publication which presents National Portfolio Organisations (NPO) environmental data and narratives

Impetus Connect Fund - Grant round: Youth Employment

Impetus Connect Fund - Grant round: Youth Employment

10 March 2024

Open for applications from organisations supporting young people to prepare for and find work, with a particular focus on young people from ethnic minority backgrounds

#IWD2024 Creative Women - Meet the Speakers & Watch the Event

#IWD2024 Creative Women - Meet the Speakers & Watch the Event

08 March 2024

Creative Lancashire hosted a special edition #IWD2024 Conversations in Creativity and Creative Networking event in the lead up to International Women's Day on 8th March 2024. Meet our wonderful speakers, and view the talk where they share ways we can #InspireInclusion, this year's IWD theme.

#IWD2024: Creative Women - Tina Redford

#IWD2024: Creative Women - Tina Redford

08 March 2024

​To celebrate International Women's Day on Friday 8th March 2024, we're featuring interviews with dynamic, trailblazing, and courageous women working in creative fields, who have a connection to Lancashire. Meet ​Tina Redford, who has been the Artistic Director of LeftCoast in Blackpool since 2017.

#IWD2024: Creative Women - Ellen Fincher

#IWD2024: Creative Women - Ellen Fincher

06 March 2024

To celebrate International Women's Day on Friday 8th March 2024, we're featuring interviews with dynamic, trailblazing, and courageous women working in creative fields, who have a connection to Lancashire. Meet Ellen Fincher, a 2nd year filmmaking student at UCLan.