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This year marks the official launch of the Lancashire Arts Festival with our staff and students from the Faculty of Culture and Creative Industries working hard to create an extensive programme of degree shows, performances and events for a range of audiences. Everyone is welcome, including prospective students interested in a career in creative industries and business people who are keen to engage with the University’s creative talent.

The University places great importance on deep-rooted engagement with people living, studying and working in the region, encouraging the sharing of ideas, knowledge, creativity and the spark of learning. With events starting as early as April, this is a great opportunity to see what the festival has to offer as events are scheduled throughout the year.

The majority of Lancashire Arts Festival events are free to attend, including one of our most anticipated events, the Private View. This event is the launch of the architecture, design, fashion, fine art, media, performance and foundation degree shows with around 1,500 people attending last year!

We can guarantee a huge buzz and celebratory feel in all of the buildings across campus with lots of opportunities for visitors to network with final year students, course tutors and professionals from the creative industries. The Private View takes place this year on Friday 9 June, 4.00pm-8.00pm and we would be delighted if you joined us to celebrate the creative talent of our final year students!

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Whenever you choose to visit, please share your conversations, photos and videos with

We want your


photos and videos

Snap and upload to Instagram or Twitter with #LANCSARTSFEST for a chance to


a professional quality Wi-Fi enabled camera that will make your future photos and videos even better!

All visitors, students and staff can enter. The deadline date for entries is 2 July 2017. The most creative photo or video wins. The winner will be announced on Twitter by @UCLanWhatsOn and on Instagram by @LancsArtsFest on or before 7 July.


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EB Edward Building
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GR Greenbank Building
Harris Building
HA Harrington Building
HR Hanover Building
Media Factory
SU Students’ Union
Victoria Building
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Fylde Road PR1 2TY
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Lancashire Arts Festival is held at the University of Central Lancashire’s main campus in Preston, a vibrant and friendly city in the heart of the North West. 30,000 students live in Preston, making the city a lively, diverse and contemporary place to study. Preston is also one of the most networked cities in the country, with close access to the cities of Manchester and Liverpool as well outdoor hotspots including the Lake District and the coastline. Our Visit UCLan page provides a more in-depth look at what the University and Preston has to offer. 

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