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

Othello

“The jealous are possessed by the mad devil and a dull spirit at the same time.”
– Johann Kaspar Lavater.

Boy falls in love with girl.  Girl falls in love with boy.

Boy suspects girl of affair.  Girl doesn’t stand a chance.

Shakespeare’s tragic hero Othello, played by Amine Fourket, is led by Iago into a dark and twisted world of fear, anger and jealousy.  Collaborating with various artists to tell this well known thriller which deals with the darker side of love, Theatre By Numbers will use movement and an original musical score (created by Tom Woolsgrove) within the performance as we bear witness to the surreptitious plans of Iago, played by Andy Avery. Continue reading

Python Arts Festival – Open Submissions

This summer will see the first Python Arts Festival held at all four Python Galleries across the North East and North West of England from the 20 July to the 3 August 2013. The exhibition is open to all artists in the North East and North West whether professional, amateur or student. Continue reading

Open Call for work – Beacons Festival, Skipton

Beacons Festival, the cutting-edge music and arts event taking place in the heart of the Yorkshire countryside near Skipton, is seeking creative proposals from artists for work, workshops, performances and video pieces to appear at this years’ event from 16 – 18 August 2013. Continue reading

The North West has a growing reputation as a cultural tourism destination

Last year’s Cultural Olympiad events and activities across the region acted as a catalyst for cultural tourism. Events like The Moment When in Cheshire, Lakes Alive in Cumbria, Blaze and Preston Guild with WE PLAY Expo in Lancashire, and Sacrilege – Jeremy Deller’s inflatable Stonehenge – appearing in both Preston and Oldham raised the profile of the places where they were happening and brought them national and international attention. The cultural offer in the North West of England has never been stronger. Continue reading

Homotopia 2012 opens across Liverpool

Homotopia 2012, the international festival of queer arts and culture, opens on 30 October and runs until 30 November in venues across Liverpool with the theme of ‘Traditional Family Values’ celebrating and exploring ‘the family’ in all its queer diversity.

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Apply to have your work exhibited as part of COLLECT: The International Art fair for Contemporary Objects

The Project Space – an alternative exhibiting space within the International Art fair for Contemporary Objects is open for individual artists and collaborations to apply to have their work displayed. Continue reading

D.verCity Disability, Deaf and Outsider Art Festival

D.verCity – Disability, Deaf and Outsider Arts Festival is the second event of its kind in Lancashire, offering art sessions that explore the social model through the theme of disability arts and culture, radical shows, comedy and cutting edge art. It is intended for adults and children, for disabled and non-disabled, and for anyone interested in art that is pushing the boundaries.

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We Play Expo & Preston City Guild Festival

Welcome to the North West’s closing celebration for London 2012 at the Preston City Guild Festival.

The final weekend has arrived and we are here to say goodbye to a historic event, saluting the world’s largest mega sporting competition. Medals have been won and lost, world records achieved and new friends made along the way. A cultural festival like London 2012 lingers in the memory because it ends. Now is the time for the North West to celebrate how well we played.

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