The North receives over £2 million in Museum development funds

Nine museum development providers across the country will receive around £3 million a year through Museum development fund. The fund aims to provide a national network of professional advice to all museums, particularly smaller museums. The recipients’ priority will be to improve the sustainability and resilience of the museums sector thereby helping to maximise benefits to audiences and communities.  Continue reading

North benefits from over £8.5 million in Strategic touring funds

The Arts Council £45 million Strategic touring programme targets areas with a low level of art engagement and supports the goal of achieving great art and culture for everyone. It is designed to encourage collaboration between organisations, so that more people across England experience and are inspired by the arts, particularly in places which rely on touring for much of their arts and cultural encounters.

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Anthony Taylor recent paintings

I am holding an inaugural exhibition of recent work at the Re-Creation gallery in Manchester. The opening is on Friday 26th September 6.00 – 9.00pm. (LAN members invited) The show is on for a month. This is a new gallery whose owners are keen to contact artists willing to show their work. 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

Summer Art Courses – portrait painting, spinning & weaving

Summer Creativity at Northlight

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The creativity doesn’t stop for a summer break at Northlight Art Studios! Our summer weekend and summer school courses are guaranteed to keep the creative juices flowing.

Hebden Bridge is a special little town to spend a truly creative weekend

Northlight is continuing to attract exceptional artists who are passionate about sharing their knowledge………. Continue reading

Arts Council announces funding of over £211 million for organisations in the North

The North contains some of England’s most exciting and ambitious arts and cultural organisations working to push forward artistic practice, to engage audiences and participants and to collaborate with other organisations nationally and internationally 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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How the North is delivering Great art and culture for everyone

The Arts Council: We’ve recently published six features profiling some of the work of a number of arts and cultural organisations in the North. These case studies explore cultural activity happening across the area that is helping us to achieve our goals, as set out in our mission of Great art and culture for everyone. Continue reading

Oxheys celebrates 3 years in Preston

Celebrating 3 years since moving in to the former ARM factory on Stanhope Street, artist-run Oxheys Mill Studios was started by three local artists as a collective, with the belief that empty industrial spaces could be made accessible for art and the aim of providing a space in Preston where local artists could experiment and exhibit work alongside the studios.  To date 25 very different exhibitions have been organised and hosted along with other events and activities including music, live theatre, performance and poetry readings, creative writing, life drawing and photography workshops.

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