Lancashire is bidding to become UK City of Culture 2025. It will be the first time that a county has envisaged itself as a virtual city and the team at Lancashire 2025 needs you, the citizens of Lancashire, to help build a programme that will win this prestigious competition. Winning will bring about major change and lasting benefits for all of Lancashire.
The Lancaster Arts Partners (LAP) are hosting two Get Together zoom networking events for creatives in the Lancaster & Morecambe district and we’d love for you to join us at either one of the two events, which are being held on zoom on Sat April 24th from 10.30 to 12.00 or Weds 28th April from 6.30 pm to 8 pm.
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.
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).
LAP members the Promenade Concert Orchestra have just announced their events programme for the coming year…
The Dukes are looking to appoint a new Director.
The new More Music brochure covering the months of April, May, June, July, August and September 2019 is now out. It contains events, gigs, festivals and family events including Catch the Wind Kite Festival, Cross Bay Walk, Morecambe Artist Colony exhibitions and the annual Fun Palace.
More Music is on the lookout for Young Musicians, Songwriters and Composers, to take part and host Lancaster’s Holocaust Memorial Day Event 2019. We’re looking to make the prestigious annual event be run by, written by and hosted by, Young