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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.

Micro-commissions for 'We Are Open' Preston engagement project.

Micro-commissions for 'We Are Open' Preston engagement project.

28 June 2021

Derelict: Art of the City are inviting contemporary artists practicing across all artistic mediums to contact them with micro-activity proposals for their forthcoming Preston City Centre, shop-based engagement project, ‘We Are Open’.

Lancaster Arts present two outdoor experiences in their Summer Season programme

Lancaster Arts present two outdoor experiences in their Summer Season programme

21 June 2021

Lancaster Arts' Summer Season on the theme of Water continues with two outdoor art experiences! There is a permanent sound walk around Lancaster focusing on the theme of grief, plus a poetic audio stream which is available to listen until 27th June.

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.