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BBC announces new programme package to support the nation

BBC announces new programme package to support the nation

19 March 2020

The BBC has set out how it will ensure it keeps the nation informed, educated, and entertained in unprecedented times.

National Festival of Making 2020 is postponed

National Festival of Making 2020 is postponed

19 March 2020

This year's National Festival of Making, due to take place on Sat 6 – Sun 7 June 2020, has been postponed due to the developing situation regarding COVID-19.

Take part in the Museum Freelancer Survey

Take part in the Museum Freelancer Survey

16 March 2020

The Museum Freelance Network has launched a wide-ranging survey into the self-employed workforce within the museums, galleries, heritage, libraries and archives sectors, because there is a lack of robust data on the self-employed workforce. The Survey is open until 30th April 2020.

IWD2020: Creative Women Profile - Leonora Carrington (1917-2011)

IWD2020: Creative Women Profile - Leonora Carrington (1917-2011)

06 March 2020

Artist and writer Leonora Carrington (1917–2011) was originally born near Chorley. She received much critical acclaim and achieved stellar status in Mexico, where she lived and worked for most of her life. We celebrate her life and pioneering work as part of our IWD2020 feature.

IWD2020: Creative Women Profile - Sarah Ann Kennedy-Parr

IWD2020: Creative Women Profile - Sarah Ann Kennedy-Parr

06 March 2020

As part of our feature series celebrating pioneering and trailblazing women for International Women's Day 2020, we spoke to Sarah Ann Kennedy-Parr, an animator, voice artist, documentary maker and senior lecturer at UCLan.

IWD2020: Creative Women Profile - Jody Hudson

IWD2020: Creative Women Profile - Jody Hudson

05 March 2020

As part of our feature series celebrating International Women's Day for 2020, we'd like to introduce you to Jody Hudson. Jody is a Designer and Stylist at Graham & Brown​, a wallpaper and wall covering manufacturer based in Blackburn.

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.