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

Cultural programmes run alongside Rugby League World Cup

The Rugby League World Cup (RLWC2013) takes place in 21 host venues across England, Wales, France and Ireland, 17 of which are in the North West and Yorkshire regions. The tournament aims to build on the Cultural Olympiad legacy extending its scope and scale while strengthening the links between sport and dance. Continue reading

Fieldwork – Photography Journal

    Guangzhou China

Call for Papers / Photographic Work

Space, Location and Territory

Fieldwork is dedicated to publishing innovative work in contemporary photographic research. The journal is a forum for practitioners, writers and theorists to explore ideas and debates motivating new photographic work and new photographic thinking. Continue reading

Portico Prize for Literature celebrates northern talent

The Portico Prize, administered by The Portico Library in Manchester, is a celebration of the cultural heritage of the North of England as represented in its literature. It highlights the strong regional identity of the North and raises awareness about its cultural and literary heritage. It also promotes high-quality writing of all kinds.

At an award ceremony on 22 November Sarah Hall won the fiction prize for her short story collection The Beautiful Indifference while Jean Sprackland picked up the non-fiction award for her book Strands.

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Winning Words – Artists Brief

Background

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 (www.winningwordspoetry.com)

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Authors lead call for e-book lending payments

Authors have called for a change to library lending regulations, which currently allow digital copies of their work to be borrowed without any payment.

Authors have called for a change to library lending regulations, which currently allow digital copies of their work to be borrowed without any payment.

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