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Harris Open - 9/12/17 -21/1/18

~Early December last year many of us were preparing for the festive season and as time progressed some of us were engaging in new year celebrations. Think though of creative individuals, those across the Lancashire region, at school working on an art project, at work on a creative design or in the f...

Seasons Greetings To All At The CCG

To all the members, friends, colleagues, staff and students may I wish you all a Happy Christmas and a Prosperous New Year. Thank you to those that have supported the CCG at events at UCLAN throughout 2017 and congratulations to another successful year for the Health Melas. Don't forget if...

Turner Prize Winner 2017 - Lubaina Himid

~The art world’s most recognised awards, The Turner Prize has been honouring art innovators  since the mid 80s. It was during this period that Zanzibar born Lubaina Himid began her career as an artist. She began work for a variety of galleries including Stoke, Rochdale and Whitechapel....

Preston People's Choir - UCLAN - 7-9pm - 19/12/17

~Wouldn’t it be good if there was a local choir group that met weekly to rehearse, share stories and collectively sing about relevant subjects close to their hearts. Thankfully, there is. Preston People’s Choir meet each and every Tuesday from 7-9pm in Room 226 of UCLAN’S Media ...

Preston Samba Dancers - UCLAN - 10am - 12noon - 16/12/17

~If you’ve been watching the current series of Strictly Come Dancing   and feel momentarily inspired to learn to dance yourself then it’s time to let that moment last longer than a mere 12 weeks. You and your friends could be learning an Afro - Brazilian dance in a relaxed e...

Chinese New Year - Charter Theatre -20/2/18

~Next year (2018) marks ten years since the Beijing Olympic Games. Although the games is primarily recognised for it’s sportsmanship, it was the opening ceremony that captured the essence of the games in all it’s wild imagination and wonder. 2018 is also the tenth anniversary of the U...

Spotlight On CCG Members :- Professor Russell Gurbutt

~~Imagine working on sea looking after the troops in the 1970’s war era. Contrast that with care work as a qualified nurse in the 1980’s. The two seem worlds apart but it’s these early beginnings that shaped the modern day career of this week’s Spotlight on CCG Members. ...

POWWOW FESTIVE 2017 13th December 6-8pm Glover's Court Preston

~You’re a young, ambitious, creative person and despite it being the first week in December you’ve already been to several Christmas dos and they have been quite frankly disappointing. It wasn’t because of the food and drink that  left you feeling low it was the content o...

Conga Roots Saturdays - UCLAN - 10am-1pm- 9/12/17

~When you consider the work of musician Paul Simon and trace his back catalogue to the days when he released the 1986 classic album ‘Graceland’ you cannot help but be awe-inspired by the eclectic use of varied instruments and the  talented musicians that made the album so unique. ...

Community Dance Showcase - UCLAN - 11/12/17 7.30pm-9pm

~It’s good to know that UCLAN is Preston’s central creative hubbub for the arts in general. This could take the form of media, music or  movement. The latter is of particular interest for those that  have studied at UCLAN for the past year and wish to showcase their performance...

Mayor's Carols In The Chamber/ Preston/ 6.30pm-9pm/ 8/12/17

~Singing can be such a joyous thing to. It can lift your spirits and make you happy. At this time of the year you’ve probably noticed the increase of Christmas related songs either on the radio or in the supermarket. Carols, however are the more refined alternative from the Christmas medley we...

Barnardo's Christmas Toy Appeal 2017

~Babies born in 1992 are now 25 and babies born in 2013 are now 4. This is the predominant age range the annual Christmas Toy Appeal focuses on in their hour of need. Since 2013 the Barnardo Charity has been helping young lives across the Lancashire region for the past four years and making their...