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A Super Market Planned for Whalley this June

A Super Market Planned for Whalley this June

24 June 2022

​Whalley Chamber of Trade and Crafty Vintage are hosting more than 50 local businesses in the Ribble Valley this weekend (25th 26th June) to showcase their creative work, art, food and creations.

The Creative Step Programme Graduate Design Sprint 2022 - REVISED DATES: 18-22 July

The Creative Step Programme Graduate Design Sprint 2022 - REVISED DATES: 18-22 July

22 June 2022

We've revised the dates for our next Graduate Design Sprint Programme. Calling young creatives! Just graduated or about to start your final year? Would you like be part of shaping the future of Lancashire? Are you keen to learn how to apply creative problem solving, design thinking tools, and techniques to apply to real life challenges now and in the future? If so then The Creative Step Design Sprint is for you!

Lancashire Choir of the Year Competition 2022 Launches

Lancashire Choir of the Year Competition 2022 Launches

17 June 2022

The search is on to find Lancashire's top choral singing talent as part of an exciting new competition. Get your entry in for Lancashire's Choir of the Year before 31st July 2022.

National Festival of Making Talks 2022: Material Matters

National Festival of Making Talks 2022: Material Matters

31 May 2022

A series of extended roundtables conversations with artists, makers, thought leaders and educators to discuss the opportunities for circular design in craft, fashion & textiles and how creatives at the forefront of a global movement for change are establishing better ways of living, and more equitable models to encourage thriving and regenerative methods of production.

National Festival of Making 2022 Callout for Volunteers

National Festival of Making 2022 Callout for Volunteers

23 May 2022

The National Festival of Making team needs your help as they return with the 4th edition of the festival, bringing together Blackburn’s communities for a brilliant celebration of creativity on 11th & 12th June 2022.

Embrace Digital - Free Training & 1:1 Support for Lancs Businesses

Embrace Digital - Free Training & 1:1 Support for Lancs Businesses

20 May 2022

"Embrace Digital" is offering a series of free funded workshops and 1:1 support calls for Lancashire businesses in May, June and July 2022.

Crafts Council launches International Toolkit for makers to sell overseas

Crafts Council launches International Toolkit for makers to sell overseas

13 April 2022

​Crafts Council's new International Toolkit is a one-stop-shop of information for makers looking to sell and showcase their work overseas. The online toolkit includes a PDF guidebook and downloadable resources to get makers started on their exporting journey.

Northern Heart Films produces new environmentally-focused documentary in collaboration with Quorn & Planet Shine

Northern Heart Films produces new environmentally-focused documentary in collaboration with Quorn & Planet Shine

04 April 2022

Can Seaweed Be The Future Of Our Food? Northern Heart Films explores this question in their latest documentary funded by Quorn, which explores food security using this under-utilised resource.

Is freelancing inhibiting diversity in the craft sector?

Is freelancing inhibiting diversity in the craft sector?

23 March 2022

Glassmaker and independent arts consultant Victoria Scholes asks whether the freelance system favours those with alternative means of support or income streams

New professional development series for artists across the North-West and beyond

New professional development series for artists across the North-West and beyond

23 March 2022

This Spring, The Dukes Theatre in Lancaster, in partnership with, online professional development platform, Good Creator, is hosting a second series of ‘The Sessions’, a ten-week series of virtual and in-person keynote lectures jam-packed with insight, inspiration and expert guidance....

/di’stil Exhibition by Iain.H. Williams

/di’stil Exhibition by Iain.H. Williams

17 March 2022

Haworth Art Gallery in association with Atlantic Contemporary Art & Creative Lancashire presents a new solo exhibition by contemporary fine artist Iain.H. Williams. The exhibition brings together a body of work created over the last six years which focuses on using the minimum amount of elements to create a coherent image, on display at the region's finest Arts & Crafts house until 22 May.

#IWD2022 x CreativesForUkraine

#IWD2022 x CreativesForUkraine

08 March 2022

Over the last week we've shared interviews about dynamic and trailblazing women for our IWD2022 project. We're aware that we've been doing this against the backdrop of the war in Ukraine. We've commissioned a short animation to highlight the courage of women in the conflict and raise awareness of the Creatives for Ukraine global initiative.

#IWD2022: Creative Women - Christina Davies & Rachel Ovenden

#IWD2022: Creative Women - Christina Davies & Rachel Ovenden

08 March 2022

Meet Christina Davies and Rachel Ovenden, the talented photographers behind the striking portrait images for Creative Lancashire's International Women's Day 2022 project featuring trailblazing creative women with a connection to Lancashire.

#IWD2022: Creative Women - Karen O'Neill

#IWD2022: Creative Women - Karen O'Neill

08 March 2022

To celebrate International Women's Day on Tuesday 8th March 2022, we're hosting a series of feature interviews with dynamic, trailblazing and courageous women working in creative fields who have a connection to Lancashire. Karen O'Neill is the Chief Executive Director of The Dukes Theatre in Lancaster.

#IWD2022: Creative Women - Catherine Mugonyi

#IWD2022: Creative Women - Catherine Mugonyi

07 March 2022

To celebrate International Women's Day on Tuesday 8th March 2022, we're hosting a series of feature interviews with dynamic, trailblazing and courageous women working in creative fields who have a connection to Lancashire. Catherine Mugonyi is a Blackpool-based Creative Freelancer and the Director of a Community Arts Organisation.