Black British sailors exhibition

Merseyside Maritime Museum reveals 500 years of Black British seafaring Black Salt: Britain’s Black Sailors reveals the contribution Black seafarers have made to some of the most significant maritime events of the past 500 years. The exhibition opens at Merseyside Maritime Museum on Friday 29 September 2017. The exhibition is based on the book Black Salt: Seafarers of … Read more

John Armstrong: Dream and Reality

Although John Armstrong ARA (1893 – 1973) studied briefly at St John’s Wood School of Art he was essentially self-taught. His one-man exhibition in 1928 established him in avant-garde circles, including that of Unit One with Ben Nicholson, Paul Nash and others. He later became deeply involved in theatre and film, designing sets for the … Read more

£15 million Northern Cultural Regeneration Fund to boost region’s tech, creative and cultural industries

Towns and cities across the North can bid for grants to help build a lasting regional legacy from the Great Exhibition of the North. Towns and cities across Northern England will be able to bid for a share of a new £15 million fund to help build a lasting regional legacy from the Great Exhibition of … Read more

A celebration of talent at the Lancashire Open Exhibition

A vibrant collection of works by accomplished artists from across the UK has been brought together for the prestigious Lancashire Open Exhibition at the Chapel Gallery. The superb annual exhibition was unveiled to the public on Saturday 22 July and will be open at the West Lancashire Borough Council-run gallery until Wednesday 6 September. Formerly … Read more

Open art exhibition to inspire at Clitheroe Castle

The skills of local artists will soon be on display in a new exhibition in the Steward’s Gallery at Clitheroe Castle. The annual ‘Inspired: The Ribble Valley Open’ exhibition starts on Saturday 5 August. Every year, amateur and professional artists and students who live or work in the Ribble Valley and surrounding area are invited … Read more