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Creatives In Residence #08: Eleanor Wood & Jill Cowgill - NWDC

Creatives In Residence #08: Eleanor Wood & Jill Cowgill - NWDC

02 June 2020

Our next Creatives in Residence post arrives at a time when the UK, like much of Europe, considers how to navigate a new phase of reopening. Eleanor Wood & Jill Cowgill launched North West Design Collective (NWDC), just six months before the pandemic struck. Among the tragedy of the situation and uncertainty they've also found time to slow down, take stock and reflect.

In-Situ seeks Artist for 'The Summit' Project

In-Situ seeks Artist for 'The Summit' Project

02 June 2020

The Summit is a project produced by In-Situ as part of The Gatherings, the art and people strand of Pendle Hill Landscape Partnership. They are seeking an artist, artist collective or arts organisation with experience of working with young people, to design and deliver a new programme of activity.

Crafts Council: The Market for Craft Report

Crafts Council: The Market for Craft Report

02 June 2020

Who is buying craft, why and where. The new report will help makers to develop their businesses, understanding in much greater depth who their consumers are and what drives their appreciation of craft.

Lockdown in Lancaster and Morecambe: Walk, Run, Pedal, Push, Map

Lockdown in Lancaster and Morecambe: Walk, Run, Pedal, Push, Map

02 June 2020

Artist Louise Ann Wilson is asking residents across Lancaster, Morecambe Bay and the surrounding areas to submit their favourite ‘lockdown’ walks in order to create a unique piece of art entitled “Lockdown in Lancaster and Morecambe: Walk, Run, Pedal, Push, Map” .

Creative Accelerator - Blackburn

Creative Accelerator - Blackburn

02 June 2020

The Creative Accelerator is a new programme supporting and mentoring emerging talent to develop professional elements of their burgeoning careers. The programme has been developed by artists and creatives for artists and creatives. It will bring together a group of creatives to work in The Making Rooms, Blackburn.

Creatives In Residence #07: Martin Meadows - Workhouse

Creatives In Residence #07: Martin Meadows - Workhouse

29 May 2020

Two months into lockdown we continue our 'Creatives in Residence' series of kitchen table stories from Lancashire's creative community with Martin Meadows, Managing Director of Workhouse Marketing.

Open Call for Burnley Youth to Participate in 'Generation Change' Project

Open Call for Burnley Youth to Participate in 'Generation Change' Project

25 May 2020

The Generation Change project is all about giving young people in Burnley, aged 14 - 25, a chance for their voices to be heard. The opportunity involves working with artist Tina Dempsey to form their words into an artwork that will be seen all around the town and beyond.

Creatives In Residence #06: Keith Noble - Forepoint

Creatives In Residence #06: Keith Noble - Forepoint

23 May 2020

We continue our 'Creatives in Residence' kitchen table stories from Lancashire's creative community in lock-down with Keith Noble, director at Forepoint, recognised by The Drum as one of the UK's top UK creative agencies. In this post Keith wants to talk about the 'C' word.

 DELIVERING DESIGN AT A DISTANCE:

DELIVERING DESIGN AT A DISTANCE:

19 May 2020

As part of our response to the current Covid-19 crisis we've launched a new series of guides to help others make the transition to delivery online. In the first 'Delivering Design at a Distance' guide, Alex O’Toole talks to Jonathan Ball (Designmine), about his experiences and tips for setting up and delivering an interactive, collaborative webinar…

LeftCoast create ITV Ident

LeftCoast create ITV Ident

19 May 2020

Blackpool based arts organisation LeftCoast have created a new ident for ITV which aired this week. The colourful ident, part of the ITV Creates project showcases a crew of local volunteers, known as the LeftCoast Makers, taking part in a joyous paint-fueled release of energy.

Creatives In Residence #05: Simon Couchman - ICG

Creatives In Residence #05: Simon Couchman - ICG

18 May 2020

Our Creatives in Residence' kitchen table stories from Lancashire's creative community continues with Simon Couchman, who shares his tale of a day in the life of a Creative Director of an award-wining marketing agency in lock-down.

BFI Launches "See Yourself on Screen" Challenge for Young People

BFI Launches "See Yourself on Screen" Challenge for Young People

18 May 2020

The See Yourself on Screen Challenge, supported by the BFI's Young Audiences Content Fund, is for young people aged 4-18 from across the UK to create their own idea for a mini-TV show they can film at home while on lockdown. Entry deadline is 25th May 2020.

Digital products to get Made in Britain stamp for the first time

Digital products to get Made in Britain stamp for the first time

14 May 2020

MADE in Britain, the UK’s leading collective mark for British-made products, is to open its membership up to digital makers for the very first time - giving Britain's thriving creative community of software and app developers and digital control system creators the chance to use its protected mark to showcase their wares worldwide.

Creatives in Residence #04: Alex Zawadzki  - Un-cultured Creatives

Creatives in Residence #04: Alex Zawadzki - Un-cultured Creatives

13 May 2020

Our 'Creatives in Residence' kitchen table stories from Lancashire's creative community in lock-down continues with creative producer and curator, Alex Zawadzki, who (along with artist, Jamie Holman), conceives ground-breaking projects as Un-cultured Creatives and Prism Contemporary.

Hive Business Awards 2020 - Open for Entries

Hive Business Awards 2020 - Open for Entries

12 May 2020

The Hive Blackburn & Darwen Business Awards celebrate and reward the outstanding work of businesses from different sectors and inspirational individuals from across Blackburn & Darwen.