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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Own Art’s 10th anniversary: be part of the celebration, own some art!

Download a free artwork by Jeremy Deller marking ten years of helping over 30,000 people to see, buy and collect contemporary arts and craft.

To celebrate reaching ten years of helping more people to see, buy and collect contemporary arts and craft, Own Art is teaming up with Turner Prize-winning artist Jeremy Deller to produce an exclusive celebratory commission – and anyone can own a piece of this artwork, for free! Continue reading

Museums at Night: after-hours arts & culture in your area

It’s back! Find out what late-night culture-crawling is taking place in your area. From Thursday 15 – Saturday 17 May, museums, galleries and other cultural destinations across the country will open their doors for another year of extraordinary chances to experience art and culture after hours.  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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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

Manchester-based stage company meets Prince Charles after Redhouse Arts Centre restoration

On Friday 28th February, HRH Prince Charles attended the newly restored Town Hall in the Welsh town of Merthyr Tydfil. In anticipation of the grand St David’s Day opening, Prince Charles toured the restored Town Hall and met with the architects, project managers and community members involved in the extensive restoration.

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