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 most events free to attend, including one of our most anticipated events, the Private View, the Lancashire Arts Festival launched the architecture, design, fashion, fine art, media, performance and foundation degree shows with around 1,500 people attending last year!
Our graduating students from the Faculty of Culture and Creative Industries worked hard to bring their work to life for this year’s Degree Shows. The Degree Shows welcomed a range of audiences from prospective students interested in a career in the creative industries to business people keen to engage with the University’s creative talent.
Talented students showcased their work, including Graphic Design student Harriet Richardson, who shocked tutors by winning three awards in this year’s D&AD New Blood awards!
Performance at the University attracts students from a variety of backgrounds, each with their own style and passion. This was shown at our events, which included Swerve from Music Production students, Future Sound from Music students, Illumination and Nostalgia from Theatre students and three performances from our Dance Performance and Teaching students including Borders and Boundaries, Intersect and In Motion, performed at our PR1 Gallery, Media Factory and Preston Minster.
The winner of this year’s Lancashire Arts Festival competition was
She walked away with a Wi-Fi enabled camera after being shortlisted for her short video entry on Instagram that highlighted her trip to the Private View exhibition on Friday 9 June.
We cannot wait to see some more of her videos and pictures using her new camera!
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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.