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Society1 Is Investing In Their Digital Future

Society1 Is Investing In Their Digital Future

18 June 2020

Preston city-centre coworking space Society1 has invested in a lease line internet connection. This new infrastructure guarantees one gigabyte data connection to their coworking space, which serves over 100 businesses that use their facilities.

New Report Confirms Creative Industries Under Threat

New Report Confirms Creative Industries Under Threat

17 June 2020

The Creative Industries Federation has shared research findings on the serious economic impact of Covid-19 on creative sectors. Find out what's at stake and what you can do to help support the future of our culture, society and economy.

John Bridge Studio And Etc Urban Collaborate On Furniture Design Showcase

John Bridge Studio And Etc Urban Collaborate On Furniture Design Showcase

15 June 2020

A Preston-based architects firm has launched a range of innovative, bespoke furniture, which has led to a creative collaboration with Etc Urban to showcase these new designs at the Union Lofts in Guildhall Street, Preston.

Creatives In Residence #10: Scott Bradley - Northern Heart Films

Creatives In Residence #10: Scott Bradley - Northern Heart Films

11 June 2020

In the latest kitchen table story of Lancashire's creative community in lockdown Scott Bradley describes how this has become a transformative time for Northern Heart, the film company he launched with Natasha Hawthornthwaite following their return to the county three years ago.

Creatives In Residence #09: Esther Ferry-Kennington

Creatives In Residence #09: Esther Ferry-Kennington

05 June 2020

We appreciate all of the positive feedback about our "Creatives in Residence" blogs. For the next in the series of kitchen table stories of Lancashire's creative community in lockdown Esther Ferry-Kennington, Director of Horse + Bamboo and Executive Producer of Lancashire Encounter Festival shares a deeply personal and insightful perspective on how she is navigating these extraordinary times.

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.