Open Call For Submissions – Papergirl Blackburn

This project is totally non profit. It is open to everyone worldwide! Papergirl is a street art project originating in Berlin in 2006, which is now produced in cities worldwide. Art is collected from the creative community, exhibited, and then, in the style of American paperboys, rolled up and distributed by bicycle  to random passers-by

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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

LAN Open exhibition 2013 – call for submissions

After the success of last years’ Open exhibition, we were keen to hold another. Oxheys Mill Studios have kindly agreed to host in their fabulous Project Space again but we have also arranged with the new Korova Arts Cafe in Preston for some additional exhibition space. This will increase exposure and provide more opportunities for sales. The Private View event will be held at Oxheys on 22nd August, with another event held at Korova on Saturday 24th August. LAN Flyer

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Exhibition tells story about life on the streets of Manchester

The warm and the cold is a project run by arts organisation  arthur+martha, led by poet Phil Davenport and artist Lois Blackburn, with support from  National Lottery funded Grants for the arts scheme. For the project, homeless people in Manchester have been telling their stories with needle and thread and embroidering the words onto a patchwork quilt which will be exhibited at Manchester’s Holden Gallery until 18 December.

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Manchester is destination of choice for literature lovers

The 7th annual Manchester Literature Festival takes place in venues across the city between 8-23 October 2012. Building on the legacy of its successful predecessor Manchester Poetry Festival it provides North West audiences with access to high calibre live literature experiences, showcases emerging talent, commissions new writing and encourages readers to broaden their reading horizons.

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Call for submissions – LAN open art exhibition

Submissions are invited for the 2012 LAN Open Art exhibition to be held at Oxheys Mill Studios in Preston. Entry is free to all members of LAN, so if you are not yet a member, join now whilst it’s still free.

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Winning Words – Artists Brief


The Dukes, supported by Litfest, are working with Winning Words and the Forward Arts Foundation on a poetry project connected to the Olympics.  Lancaster is one of only seven towns and cities chosen for this project from across the UK (

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