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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.

Super Slow Way Launch Online Publication

Super Slow Way Launch Online Publication

11 May 2020

People, Place, Time and Space is a new online publication featuring interviews and articles which reflect on and celebrate Super Slow Way's activities, programmes and achievements in Pennine Lancashire over the past 5 years.

Blackburn's Paint the Town Event Goes Online

Blackburn's Paint the Town Event Goes Online

11 May 2020

Organised by The Bureau Centre for the Arts and supported by Blackburn Bid, Paint the Town @ Home is a challenge to artists of all ages and abilities to capture Blackburn and its people in one day - at home! This year it's taking place on Saturday 30th May.

FLASHBACK: Acid House Stories

FLASHBACK: Acid House Stories

07 May 2020

Flashback was created by Un-cultured Creatives (Jamie Holman & Alex Zawadzki), in response to the British Textile Biennial 2019 programme. An audio archive of the human stories behind Blackburn’s Acid House parties. A record of this revolutionary scene, generated straight from the mouths of the people who lived and breathed the era.

Open Call - CreativeXR

Open Call - CreativeXR

07 May 2020

Digital Catapult and Arts Council England invite content creators to apply with ground-breaking project ideas to this third unique round of CreativeXR. Focused on the creative industries, particularly the arts and culture sector, CreativeXR has been designed to allow the best creative teams to develop concepts and prototypes of immersive content using virtual, augmented and mixed reality technologies. Deadline: 17 May

Creatives in Residence #03: Andy Walmsley - Wash Studio

Creatives in Residence #03: Andy Walmsley - Wash Studio

06 May 2020

For the next in our 'Creatives in Residence' kitchen table stories from Lancashire's creative community in lock-down, Andy Walmsley, Creative Director of award-winning Wash Studio shares how he and is team are re-channelling energy and looking at things differently.

Creatives In Residence #02: Fiona Candy - Artist

Creatives In Residence #02: Fiona Candy - Artist

01 May 2020

In the second of our 'Creatives in Residence' kitchen table stories from Lancashire's creative community in lock-down, Preston based artist Fiona Candy, tells us how she has been progressing her creative practice and staying positive during this difficult time. Fiona has been a designer in the textile and fashion industry, a lecturer in art and design and is now a full time artist.

Making Music with Steve Brown

Making Music with Steve Brown

01 May 2020

Steve Brown is a musician and educator based in Lancashire. For the past few weeks Steve has been creating free online films for primary age children to continue learning and enjoying music. The films are fun, engaging with plenty of opportunities to join in at home.

ICE-Olation Short Films About Not Going Out

ICE-Olation Short Films About Not Going Out

27 April 2020

The Institute for Creative Enterprise has produced a short film documenting the responses of the student community to isolation as a result of the threat of Covid-19.

BBC launches Northern Voices

BBC launches Northern Voices

27 April 2020

BBC Three and BBC England are collaborating for the first time to launch Northern Voices, the Factual Development Scheme for the North of England. The new partnership is creating a commission opportunity for local independent production companies to submit ideas that reflect the life experiences of 16-24 year-olds in the region.