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What Is Digital? UCLAN Workshop - 9am - 1pm - 23/01/20

~We’re living in an age where almost everyone has a smartphone or tablet and wherever you go in the UK or abroad you  see people transfixed to their device almost like it has controlled their entire universe. But on a business level how are people adapting to this new way of interacting w...

The All-New Continental Open Mic Night - 8.30pm - 9/01/20

~The Voice is returning to our screens very soon but what about underground visible artists that have cut their teeth in the local pubs and clubs circuits across the UK. Surely they deserve more real recognition than the  wannabe singer who’s already had a brush with fame and wishes to re...

Comedy Night Comes To The Palace Cinema - Longridge

~Inspiration can occur in the most unlikeliest scenarios. Take Ethan Cooper for example, the co-director of Vertigo Sound. In 2018, Ethan was working at The Palace cinema in Longridge with his business partner Mark Shepherd when a light bulb moment  initiated an idea that the venue would be an ...

Spotlight On CCG Members - Samera Afza - January 2020

~~You may have watched BBC News 24 in the evening and thought, “It’s that same aged white male newsreader presenting the news, again!” But as we will see in this month’s ‘Spotlight on CCG Members’ the young and those of a specific ethnicity are coming forward and ...

How To Start A Business In 2020- UCLAN - 4pm -7pm - 14/01/20

~So you’ve done the research, put the theory into practice and now you’re all ready to go. Hold it there! Starting a business is like learning to ride a bike. At first you need stabilizers to keep it steady and to balance it accordingly. Then, as you progress you become more confident...

Leading With Emotional Intelligence - UCLAN - 9am - 4.30pm- 8/01/20

~When you walk into a classroom do you fully understand the needs of others in the school based environment? If the answer is a resounding yes then you probably have a degree of emotional intelligence  hidden within you. Emotional intelligence is the ability to recognise your own and other p...

Luminous Birds - Avenham And Miller Parks -5pm- 1200am- 20/12/19 - 19/01/20

~During the day birds can create a beautiful sound and look.  Sadly,  if you live in a city they are  often tainted by the excessive noise pollution coming from the nearby traffic. In addition, the magnificence of  the birds may be overshadowed by the flight plan of the aeroplane...

CCG Sabbatical - 13/12/19 - 29/12/19

~After another year of writing and promoting events taking place in the community of Preston I am having my annual sabbatical. It’s been an excellent year for the CCG. We had the 1 Billion Rising event again in February and more successful Health Melas. We’ve also had the recent film ...

UCLAN - December Graduation - Reflection And Review - 2019

~Ah, graduation day. The moment your son or daughter dons their cap and gowns as they progress into the career they’ve studied for over several years. But it’s not just the students that receive top accolades. Those that have specialised in their field of work throughout their life ar...

Mobius Loop - The Continental - Preston - 8pm - 19/12/19

~Yesterday was an historic day. For many people it meant going to the nearest polling booth and casting their vote. But for the members of Mobius Loop it meant the final day of their crowd funding appeal to raise enough funds to create a travelling stage which would support local performing artists....

Ceramic Art Lab - UCLAN - Monday Evenings - 16/12/19

~Are you a retired artist? Did you dedicate your life to pursuing and creating art and now, having completed that cycle you feel lost, isolated and in need of reconnecting that waning skill? ‘The Ceramic Art Lab’ meets every Monday evening at UCLAN’S ceramic workshops, Victoria ...

UCLAN Live Stream RI Christmas Lectures 2019 - Darwin Lecture Theatre - 5pm - 9pm - 12/12/19

~For the majority of people in the world they are swept away and totally immersed in the chaotic season simply known as ‘Christmas’. But what if you’re questioning whether you should participate or maybe you’re looking for an educational programme which has deeper impact than...