Manchester Central Library reopens after £50 million revamp

Manchester Central Library reopened on 22 March after a three and a half year transformation which sees  the Grade II*-listed building’s many heritage features, such as the famous Reading Room, lovingly restored alongside new digital features. The library, the second largest public library in the UK, now has much more of the building open to the public than previously including a new lending library providing an extra 2,000 square metres of library space. Continue reading

Everyman Theatre reopens with spectacular parade and light show

Liverpool’s Everyman Theatre celebrated its re-opening on Saturday 1 March with Lights Up, an illuminated parade of 300 lanterns and dozens of performers, attended by over 2,500 people. Travelling from the Playhouse to the newly renovated Everyman, the parade was created by Walk the Plank and The Lantern Company.

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Three organisations in the North receive Strategic touring funding

Oriental Arts, the Just So Festival and Pendle Leisure Trust have been awarded funding through the twelfth round of the Arts Council’s Strategic touring programme. The Strategic touring programme aims to give more people across the country better access to quality work across a range of venues. Continue reading

Museums in Cumbria bring arts and culture to dementia sufferers

The Cumbria Museum Consortium (consisting of Tullie House Museum and Art Gallery, Lakeland Arts and the Wordsworth Trust) is working in partnership (the Carlisle Dementia Partnership) with a range of organisations who deliver dementia support to develop a programme of events for people suffering with dementia and their carers. Continue reading

Calling talented writers in the North

Verb New Voices is looking for three talented artists based in the North of England. Three artists will each receive a bursary of £2,500 with the potential for additional fees from any radio interviews and performances. This opportunity is about generating vibrant new writing which reflects something unique about Northern culture. Continue reading

From app development to interactive online theatre…

The Digital R&D Fund for the Arts supports collaboration between organisations who produce arts projects, with technology providers and researchers who want to use digital technology to enhance a diverse audience reach across the digital landscape, or to develop new business models for the arts sector. Continue reading

Cultural programmes run alongside Rugby League World Cup

The Rugby League World Cup (RLWC2013) takes place in 21 host venues across England, Wales, France and Ireland, 17 of which are in the North West and Yorkshire regions. The tournament aims to build on the Cultural Olympiad legacy extending its scope and scale while strengthening the links between sport and dance. Continue reading

6th Biennial Isan Conference Wed 20/Thurs 21 Nov 2013

The ISAN Biennial Conference is the must-attend event for all those involved in outdoor arts, from artists, artist companies, programmers, producers, festivals, carnivals through to suppliers, to come together, to network, create opportunities and be inspired. Continue reading