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IWD2020: Creative Women Profile - Lubaina Himid CBE

IWD2020: Creative Women Profile - Lubaina Himid CBE

05 March 2020

As part of our series celebrating pioneering and trailblazing local women for International Women's Day 2020, we asked Lubaina Himid CBE, the first black Turner Prize winner, for her thoughts on being a creative woman in Lancashire.

IWD2020: Creative Women Profile - Rachel Simpson

IWD2020: Creative Women Profile - Rachel Simpson

04 March 2020

As part of our feature series celebrating International Women's Day for 2020, we'd like to introduce you to Rachel Simpson, a brand and design consultant based near Preston, who works with clients all around the UK.

IWD2020: Creative Women Profile - Claire Norcross

IWD2020: Creative Women Profile - Claire Norcross

04 March 2020

As part of our feature series celebrating pioneering and trailblazing women for International Women's Day 2020, we chatted to Claire Norcross, a lighting product designer, as well as senior lecturer and course designer at MMU.

IWD2020: Creative Women Profile - Christine Cort

IWD2020: Creative Women Profile - Christine Cort

03 March 2020

As part of our feature series celebrating pioneering and trailblazing women for International Women's Day for 2020, we'd like to introduce you to Christine Cort, the Managing Director of Manchester International Festival (MIF).

Back the Lancashire Bid for City of Culture 2025

Back the Lancashire Bid for City of Culture 2025

17 February 2020

For Lancashire's City of Culture 2025 bid, they are positioning the entire county as one virtual city, with a bold new vision for culture, commerce and creative communities. Creative Lancashire is a proud partner in supporting the bid and this vision.

Alys Fowler to collaborate with Lancashire's Idle Women on New Garden Project

Alys Fowler to collaborate with Lancashire's Idle Women on New Garden Project

17 February 2020

Idle Women have announced that gardener, writer and presenter Alys Fowler is to design the UK’s first medicinal herb garden for women and girls in Nelson, Lancashire. The first phase will launch in September 2020.

Submit your Entries for The Hive BWD Business Awards 2020

Submit your Entries for The Hive BWD Business Awards 2020

17 February 2020

The HIVE Blackburn & Darwen Business Awards celebrate and reward the outstanding work of local businesses and inspirational individuals working in different sectors across Blackburn & Darwen.

Meet Paul Shorrock, Rich Picture Illustrator

Meet Paul Shorrock, Rich Picture Illustrator

13 February 2020

In our next blog featuring creative talent from across Lancashire, we'd like to introduce you to Paul Shorrock. Paul is a freelance illustrator specialising in Rich Pictures, who joined the Creative Lancashire directory in late 2019.

Lancs Screening of new documentary about Women in Animation

Lancs Screening of new documentary about Women in Animation

10 February 2020

'British Animation Women Breaking the Mould' is a new documentary celebrating some of the best female talent in the animation industry. It will be screened on 21st February at Uclan, with speakers from the documentary in attendance.

Have your say in the Central Lancs Local Plan

Have your say in the Central Lancs Local Plan

10 February 2020

This is your chance to have a say about how the future of Central Lancashire unfolds. Deadline for commentary is Friday 14th February.

Institute for Apprenticeships & Technical Education Seeks Peer Reviewers

Institute for Apprenticeships & Technical Education Seeks Peer Reviewers

03 February 2020

The Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education is looking for peer reviewers in 2020 to help with reviewing apprenticeships and T Level materials, particularly in the areas of audio-visual technology, sound recording and digital media.

Theme Announced for Abandon All Devices Festival 2020

Theme Announced for Abandon All Devices Festival 2020

03 February 2020

This year from Tuesday 14th to Sunday 17th May, Abandon Normal Devices’ roaming biennial of new cinema, digital culture and art, will be exploring the industrial waterways of the North West.

Blackpool's First Museum Is Coming to Town

Blackpool's First Museum Is Coming to Town

21 January 2020

Exciting details about Blackpool’s first museum were officially revealed earlier this month at an entertaining and dynamic launch event on 9th January, held at Blackpool Tower Circus.

Apply for Prosper North's Business Support Programme

Apply for Prosper North's Business Support Programme

13 January 2020

Prospoer North is a new, free business support programme for culture and heritage organisations to help them become stronger and more impactful. The deadline to apply for their second of three cohorts is 3rd February 2020.

First tenants move into Strawberry Fields, Chorley's New Digital Hub

First tenants move into Strawberry Fields, Chorley's New Digital Hub

13 January 2020

The Strawberry Fields Digital Hub in Chorley is an £8.4m, 42,000 sq ft development, which will house creative and digital businesses. The first tenants to move in include Digital Lancashire, Azura Engineering and Soft Sell Online.