Unfortunately due to the ongoing situation regarding COVID-19, this November’s Light Up Lancaster festival including the Fireworks on the Saturday evening will not go ahead.
Since the lockdown we have been very busy at Lancaster Arts! We’ve reflected on how we, together with artists, can best contribute to these very hard times and have been looking at imaginative ways of enabling artists to ease isolation and disconnectedness. Each strand of our Breathing Space programme (listed below) is designed to help people connect with each other and at the same time, support the freelance artistic community in the northwest.
LAP Chair Jocelyn Cunningham talking on BBC Radio Lancashire about how local arts organisations are responding and working together during lockdown.
The Arts Council (England) have published a page of FAQs on their public-facing website to help manage the high volume of queries from grant holders and applicants.
Vacancy For Marketing Manager at The Dukes. The Dukes is Lancashire’s leading producing theatre, independent cinema and creative learning centre. We work across a range of art-forms in indoor and outdoor settings. We wish to appoint a Marketing Manager to ensure the effective and efficient marketing of The Dukes and the maximum possible audience development in line with the Company’s artistic policy. 39 hours a week, £25,000 – £26,500 per annum dependent on experience.
Litfest (Lancaster Literature Festival) – requires an Administrative assistant for 7 hours per week (flexible working). This will be a one-year contract at £10.16 per hour. The closing date is 5pm, 19th January and interviews will take place on the evening of the 27th January at The Storey, Lancaster. The successful candidate should be able to start at the beginning of February if at all possible.
The Mayor of Lancaster is asking local children to put pen to paper to help find his Young Poet Laureates of the year with the theme being “Unity in the Community”.
Councillor David Whitaker has launched a quest to find this year’s Lancaster District’s Young Poet Laureates and is asking budding writers to write an original poem of no more than 40 lines. The theme “Unity in the Community” is asking local children to look at how we can make our communities stronger, more tolerant and show respect for each other. There are two categories: Junior Poet Laureate (up to age 11) and Young Poet Laureate (12-16).
A chance for people to have their say about a blueprint for the Canal Quarter in #Lancaster has just started, with the launch of an eight-week consultation.
Join Ludus Dance for a professional warm-up and technique class with Giorgio de Carolis, a lecturer at UCLAN, an independent dance artist and Franklin Method educator with experience in theatre and outdoor performance. The session is free to attend.
Announcement from King Street Studios: King Street Studios Open Call Reminder for ART<120 at King Street Studios from 6th to 23rd December 2019 | Deadline for entries: Midnight Sat Nov 16th 2019