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UCLan - Lancashire Arts Festival 2017

University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) - Faculty of Culture and Creative Industries Degree Shows

Time & Date: Tuesday 16th May to Saturday 17th June

This is the very first year of the Lancashire Arts Festival.  The University of Central Lancashire's students and staff have worked hard to create an extensive programme of degree shows, performances and events for a range of audiences – from prospective students interested in a career in the creative industries to business people who are keen to engage with the University’s creative talent.  The majority of events are free to attend and open to everyone. 

One of the most anticipated events is the PRIVATE VIEW for the architecture, design, fashion, fine art and media degree shows. Last year around 1,500 people attended and we can guarantee that there will be a huge buzz and celebratory feel in all of the buildings 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 the University would be delighted to see members of the Creative Lancashire network there.  There is no need to book for the Private View – just turn up.

Business events

UCLAN BUSINESS NETWORKING LUNCH

Friday 9 June, 12noon-3.00pm

Are you looking to develop your workforce, recruit graduates or access expertise? This event is open to professionals from all organisations, inside and outside of the creative industries, who are keen to engage with the University of Central Lancashire’s creative talent. You will get to meet like-minded business people, students, course tutors and key colleagues from the University’s careers, placement and partnership development teams.

The event includes:
• LUNCH WITH NETWORKING
• KEYNOTE JEAN FLYNN, PRODUCER AND DIRECTOR AT COSGROVE HALL ENTERTAINMENT
• GUIDED TOUR BY COURSE TUTORS AROUND YOUR AREA OF INTEREST

The networking lunch is just three hours long, but you can stay for longer if you have time. Immediately following, at 3.00pm, is the Lancashire Arts Festival Awards Ceremony with guest speaker Charles Hadcock, sculptor, businessman and Chairman of Creative Lancashire. Then at 4.00pm, we have the Private View of our architecture, design, fashion, fine art and media degree shows. Last year around 1,500 people attended the Private View and we can guarantee that there will be a huge buzz and celebratory feel in all of the buildings with lots of opportunities to network.

Registration:

Advance booking is essential: www.uclannetworkinglunch.eventbrite.co.uk

UCLAN FASHION SHOW

Thursday 15 June, 6.30pm – 9.00pm

If you are a decision maker in a fashion, textile or lifestyle related business you may be interested in attending the University of Central Lancashire’s fashion show as previewed at Graduate Fashion Week, London. The UCLan fashion show is an invitation only event, and we would be delighted to hear from you if you are scouting for talented students to work in your company. For further details and to request an invitation contact Tania on 01772 894106.

OFFICIAL OPENING OF THE LANCASHIRE ARTS FESTIVAL AWARDS EXHIBITION

Wednesday 21 June, 5.30pm – 7.30pm

A UCLan exhibition of architecture, design, fashion, fine art, media and performance. The expert curatorial team, led by Professor Lubaina Himid, will showcase the work of final year students from UCLan who have been shortlisted for the Lancashire Arts Festival Awards, sponsored by Creative Lancashire.  The Official Opening includes drinks and canapés on arrival, performances and a special guest speaker Patrick Grant, Creative Director of Savile Row tailors Norton & Sons and menswear line, E. Tautz and resident judge on the BBC’s ‘The Great British Sewing Bee’.

Registration:

Advance booking is essential: www.uclanexhibition.eventbrite.co.uk

You will also find a parking permit towards the back of the programme to enable free parking while you visit.

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