Family Arts Festival returns to UK in October

Returning for its second year – make sure you know what events are happening near you in the autumn half term. Now in its second year, the Family Arts Festival will host a huge variety of arts events right across the UK, from 17 October to 2 November 2014. Continue reading

World’s first all-black orchestra visits UK for first time

The Kinshasa Symphony Orchestra and Choir, from the Democratic Republic of Congo, is making its first visit to the UK during September. The world’s first all-black symphony orchestra, it will perform in venues in Manchester, London, Bristol and Cardiff. Continue reading

Call for submissions: summer open exhibition & art market

Oxheys Summer open exhibition & art marketAs part of our 3rd birthday celebrations,  Oxheys are running a special Summer Open exhibition, also featuring a one-day pop-up Art Market event on Preston Flag Market.

Local artists, LAN and ArtLab members are all invited to join and any artists interested in running workshops or a performance during the Art Market even are also invited to apply. 

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Only chance to see Lubaina Himid new work

Join us at Oxheys Mill Studios for an Open Day this Saturday 14th June, for an opportunity to see a fabulous new installation by international artist Lubaina Himid MBE. Professor of Contemporary Art at UCLAN in Preston. This will be the only opportunity to see this installation before it gets shipped off to Guanjiu in South Korea for the Art Biennale so don’t miss this opportunity to see and explore the installation. Lubaina will be around all day to answer questions and talk about the work.

If you haven’t been to Oxheys before, the Open Day is also a chance to have a look around, talk with some resident artists and see the Project Space.

The Open Day is on from 11am to 4pm. All welcome.

Please note, if the loading bay is not open please ring the doorbell for disabled access.

See website for details and directions oxheysmillstudios.com

Museums at Night returns for three nights of ‘after dark’ events

Across three exciting nights in May (15-17), everyone will all have the chance to venture into museums, galleries and heritage venues ‘after dark’ as they open their doors for Museums at Night – a nationwide festival of inspiring after-hours arts and cultural events. Continue reading

20:20 Print Exchange returns to Oxheys for 2014

Back by popular demand for 2014 is another 20:20 print sale at artist-run Oxheys Mill Studios in Preston. This proved so popular last year, with people literally queuing up on opening night to buy prints so make sure you don’t miss out miss this year. Get there early for the pick of the crop as there will be only have one copy of many of the prints. 2020 flyer email

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George Hallett: Photographer

Part of the Distinguished Visitor Programme Public Lecture Series, George Hallett: Photographer is a free talk but to book a places visit https://georgehallett-uclan.eventbrite.co.uk or email ceyene@uclan.ac.uk
George Hallett, Photographer

Lytham Arts Festival 2014 Call for Submissions

Artist? Musician? Author or Poet? Fire eating, belly dancer who rides a unicycle? This is your opportunity to showcase your work in Lovely Lytham! The Lytham Arts Festival is funded through the High Street Innovation Fund giving artists the opportunity to perform or exhibit within the main shopping areas of Lytham – inside the shops, in the shop windows, in the streets and central buildings. Continue reading

AA2A exhibition opens at PR1 Gallery, Preston

An exhibition by Tiago Duarte, Leighton Bohl, Janet Minogue, Rema Salem and Denise Swanson opens at the PR1 Gallery in Preston from 2nd to 13th December, with private view on Wednesday 4th from 6-8pm. Continue reading