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Contact: Alan Morris
Assembly Arts Assembly Rooms King Street Lancashire Lancaster LA1 1JN

Biographical Info

Assembly Arts is a dynamic, supportive and collaborative artist owned and led visual arts hub in the centre of Lancaster. High quality teaching is combined with professional art studios in the magnificent Georgian Assembly Rooms building.

We host a range of events, gallery openings, workshops and classes for professional artists and the community, along with networking opportunities. 

Assembly Arts hosts a range of resources including a gallery, studio space for up to 12 artists, a private office/writers retreat, ceramics, printmaking and darkroom facilities, as well as bookable teaching/workshop space.

Categories: Arts Centre, Arts Collective, Creative Workspace
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Contact: Lauren Zawadzki
3 Northumberland Street Morecambe LA4 3AT Website: Website

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“Producing cultural festivals and artistic projects”

Deco Publique is a creative practice based by the sea in Morecambe. We work creatively and operationally across a number of disciplines to produce beautiful cultural festivals and creative projects that resonate with audiences and have tangible and lasting impacts.

Categories: Arts Producers, Arts Promoters
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Halton Mill Mill Lane Halton Lancaster LA2 6ND Cell Phone: 07582 789406 Website: Halton Mill

Biographical Info

“The low-carbon space to work, create, perform, relax, teach and play”

Halton Mill is a collaborative working community, where supporting each other, sharing facilities, knowledge and ideas are central to our ethos.

Many artists and craftspeople work at Halton Mill. We have a shared artists studio, with spaces for six individual artists, as well as many artists and creatives with their own individual spaces. We also have a gallery space for exhibitions which showcases our own, and other local artists. There are weekly art classes and a range of one-off workshops and events. 

We host Lunelab, a well-equipped community maker and crafts space. It contains lathes, saws, workbenches, tools, a kiln and potters wheel and clay, jewellery benches and much more. It is divided into a woodwork/ pottery maker-space and an arts and crafts teaching space, which is used for a variety of courses. Individuals can join Lunelab for just £10 a month, which gives 24/7 access and use of a locker.

In 2016 we hosted MillFest, our first Music Festival, and we host regular arts and crafts fairs/open studios.  We have prepared a guide for marketing events at the Mill which you can find here

Categories: Arts Centre, Creative Workspace
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Contact: Jamie Scahill
Website: Website

Biographical Info

Highest Point Festival is Lancaster’s biggest music festival, welcoming over 22,000 happy people in its first year. This year it returns to Williamson Park in Lancaster from the 17th – 19th May with a huge line up!

Categories: Music Festival
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Contact: Julie Brown
Website: Website

Biographical Info

imitating the dog tell stories. Fusing live performance and digital technology we create outstanding work for theatres, festivals and events, both in the UK and internationally.

The company works in several contexts and forms including original devised theatre performance, adaptations of classic texts, traditional and new opera, musical theatre, projection mapping and video design.

Led by artists Simon Wainwright, Andrew Quick and Pete Brooks, imitating the dog is celebrated for its originality and high production values, for its rigorous investigation of screen and projection technologies in relation to storytelling in live performance, for its site-responsive work, and for its collaborations with artists and other organisations.

Categories: Arts Producers
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Contact: Roy Smith
5a King Street Lancaster LA1 1JN Cell Phone: 0774 323 8663 Cell Phone: 0774 993 2899 Website: King St Studios

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“A small arts organisation creating and showing art with both modern and contemporary values”

Artist studio spaces – Exhibitions – Classes and Small Events

Our exhibition space hosts up to twelve exhibitions a year. These will be by invitation and through working closely with other curators and artist-led groups around the North West and further afield.

Working in and around the exhibitions there will also be classes, workshops and other events related to the arts.

Categories: Arts Centre, Creative Workspace
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Contact: Jocelyn Cunningham
Lancaster Arts Lancaster University Bailrigg Lancaster LA1 4YW Work Phone: 01524 594151 Website: Lancaster Arts

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“Lancaster Arts at Lancaster University is the University’s award-winning arts provider”

Lancaster Arts at Lancaster University is the University’s award-winning arts provider.

Lancaster Arts reflects the commitment of its major funders – Lancaster University and Arts Council England – in supporting cultural and artistic engagement at the highest level through a programme of internationally renowned contemporary theatre, dance, visual art and classical music.

As well as inviting the public to our distinctive campus-based performance spaces – the Nuffield Theatre, the Peter Scott Gallery and the Great Hall – we are proud to work with a range of arts partners across Lancashire, Cumbria and beyond.

Categories: Arts Centre, Arts Producers
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Marketing Contact: Kerrie Tenbey
St Leonardsgate Lancaster LA1 1NL UK Work Phone: 01524 64695 Website: Website

Biographical Info

The Lancaster Grand Theatre has been a major part of the social and cultural life of Lancaster since it opened in 1782, it is the third oldest provincial theatre in England.

The theatre Seats 460 people on two levels and is a listed building.

The Theatre delivers a packed programme all year round which includes big-name Comedians, Music, Ballet, Amateur dramatic shows and a summer school for local young people.

Lancaster Grand is run by Lancaster Footlights which is a charitable trust and is funded purely from programming. There are 16 paid members of staff at the Theatre.

Categories: Arts Centre
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Contact: Dave Shooter
Website: LJF

Biographical Info

“LJF is a beacon of artistic activity and promoter of good practice – with a festival that cares for, respects, and actively develops artists”
Lancaster Jazz Festival is an artist development focussed events company. We produce contemporary music events both year-round and at an annual festival in the heart of Lancaster every September.
We aim not just to give artists a space in a programme, or a gig, but to make Lancaster Jazz Festival a meeting place for musicians and artists: a place where new projects can be born and where artists can network, learn and grow. We aim to be a beacon of artistic activity and promoter of good practice – with a festival that cares for, respects, and actively develops artists.
Categories: Music Festival
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Contact: Stuart Marshall
Website: LMF

Biographical Info

“Championing the phenomenal local music scene in the city of Lancaster”

Lancaster Music Festival is an annual festival of music that’s taken place the second week in October since 2009 and is run by Lancaster Music CIC (LM CIC), a cooperative of local musicians, businesses and music based organisations, set up with the purpose of championing the phenomenal local music scene in the city of Lancaster to a wider audience.

Typically, the festival takes place over five days and comprises hundreds of local, national and international artists covering a wide range of genres at around fifty locations in and around the city of Lancaster. The number of attendees has steadily grown year on year with over 70,000 estimated in 2016 with a net benefit of around £2m to the city. Because LMF CIC is not dependent on public funds and is run on a commercial basis the event is relatively immune to variations in UK arts funding.

Categories: Music Festival
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Contact: Steph Edwards
Lancaster Priory Office, Priory Close, Lancaster LA1 1YZ Work Phone: 01524 65338 Website: Lancaster Priory

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“Everyone’s always welcome at Lancaster priory”

Lancaster Priory Church is a vibrant, open and inclusive church at the heart of Lancaster. Music, education and community are at the heart of our worship. We seek, through our sermons, community life and pastoral care, to make the Christian faith relevant, accessible and inclusive for all people today. The life and ministry of Lancaster Priory is supported and underpinned by our congregation, volunteers, sponsors, a highly respected concerts programme, our Priory Music Foundation and many other activities, that extend hospitality to over 30,000 visitors a year.

Categories: Arts Centre
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Contact: Bill Swainson
The Storey Meeting House Lane Lancs Lancaster LA1 1TH Website: Litfest

Biographical Info

“Litfest develops writers, engages readers and audiences, and celebrates literary excellence”

We do this through our annual literature festival which has been staged since 1978 and a range of other publishing, development and participatory projects that have positioned the organisation at the heart of Lancashire’s cultural and creative activity.

Categories: Literature Festival
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Contact: Helen Gould
Website: Website

Biographical Info

Our ambition is to further the reach of high-quality dance experiences across society, awakening the power of dance in all. Whether that be through performance, participation or research.

We work in close collaboration with other small project funded dance companies in the North West offering fundraising support, project management and choreographic mentoring.

Categories: Dance Organisation
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Contact: Rachel Deadman
Website: Litfest

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Lancashire’s leading dance development charity”

Categories: Dance Organisation
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Contact: Kathryn MacDonald
More Music 13-17 Devonshire Road Morecambe LA3 1QT Work Phone: 01524 831997 Website: More Music

Biographical Info

More Music is a music and education charity based in the West End of Morecambe, with over 25 years of experience delivering workshops, training, performances and festivals across the district, region and beyond. More Music seeks to build confidence and spirit in individuals and communities through the arts, especially music.

Categories: Arts Centre, Arts Producers, Arts Promoters, Creative Workspace
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Contact: Sian Johnson
Website: MAC

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“Regeneration through Art in Fantastic Morecambe”

Established in 2014, Morecambe Artist Colony (MAC) is a not-for-profit group of local artists and creatives, passionate about using art for the regeneration of our town by instigating, delivering and supporting curated, high-quality art-led exhibitions and projects in existing, new and under-used spaces in Morecambe.

MAC curates regular changing exhibitions in the Hothouse and the Stone Jetty Cafe, Morecambe as well as working on projects, events and festivals in the area and is currently fundraising to site a Time & Tide Bell on the Stone Jetty as part of a national trail of bells by the artist Marcus Vergette.

Categories: Arts Collective, Arts Producers, Arts Promoters
Photo of Morecambe Winter Gardens
Contact: Professor Vanessa Toulmin
209 Marine Road Lancashire Morecambe LA4 4BU Work Phone: 01524 20409009 Website: Website

Biographical Info

Open for private events, ghost tours and Saturday and Sunday during the summer months for guided tours, afternoon tea and music from our resident organist. The building is completely run by volunteers and every penny spent goes back towards the running costs and restoration of this Grade II* marvel. 

Categories: Arts Centre
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Contact: Sarah Punshon
Website: One Tenth Human website

Biographical Info

Hello! We’re One Tenth Human. We’re an award-winning theatre company, creating brain-stretching adventures with extraordinary artists, kids and scientists.

Too many children grow up thinking that science, technology, engineering, arts, and maths are “not for people like me”.

We’re here to change that.

Categories: Arts Producers
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Contact: Howard Rogerson
Work Phone: 01524 412552 Cell Phone: 07896722303 Website: Website

Biographical Info

Promoting Light Orchestral Music Concerts

The Promenade Concert Orchestra was formed in 2007, by professional clarinettist, Howard Rogerson, to provide the opportunity for Morecambe and the Bay area to also enjoy such music. The Promenade Concert Orchestra has developed a highly acclaimed and successful series of concerts at the Platform in Morecambe and has subsequently taken programmes to places such as Grange-over-Sands, Settle, Ribble Valley, Chorley and Lancaster Grand Theatre.

The light orchestral music performed covers the entire range from Palm Court, ballroom and cafe music to shows, radio, TV and film music: and also covers the Viennese and ballet repertoire.

Categories: Music Organisation
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Contact: Karen O’Neill
The Dukes Moor Lane Lancaster LA1 1QE Work Phone: 01524 598500 Website: The Dukes

Biographical Info

“Creating and presenting great art which changes people’s lives for the better”

The Dukes is a registered charity, the only building-based professional producing theatre in Lancashire and an independent cinema since it opened in 1971.

The Dukes Café bar is open to all from 11 am until 11 pm Monday – Saturday. On Sundays, we’re open 1/2 hour before film screenings, and 1 hour before satellite screenings. With friendly staff and a relaxed atmosphere, you’re welcome anytime.

Winner of the inaugural Lancashire Tourism Cultural Venue/Organisation Award in 2013.

Categories: Arts Centre, Arts Producers, Creative Workspace
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Contact: Beki Melrose
4b Royalty Mall Arndale Centre Market Street Lancs Morecambe LA4 5DH Website: The Exchange cic

Biographical Info

The Exchange Creative Community CIC is a community-driven, visual arts hub in the West End of Morecambe.  We offer a community run cafe, exhibition venue, workshop space, studio and gift shop.  Born of a love for the area and the people in it, we seek to actively promote the good things that are happening in our community and provide regular accessible creative opportunities in and around our venue.

We believe that art is good for us and should be available to everyone, offering significant scope for bringing improvements to well-being, learning and enterprise in the area.  This is why we are leading the ‘Steeple For The People‘ campaign to bring the former Trinity Methodist Church back into use as a visual arts venue in Morecambe that is embedded into the life of our community.

Categories: Arts Centre, Arts Collective, Arts Producers, Arts Promoters, Creative Workspace