A Seven Year Strategy for the Arts in Lancaster
By 2020, creativity and the arts will be the driving force for the celebration and development of our district. This strategy is a framework and an evolving document encapsulating the changes that we hope can be achieved over the next seven years with the support of the whole local arts community.
The aspiration is to achieve international recognition for Lancaster as a district where culture and the arts are at the heart of civic life with an exceptional reputation for arts, dance, theatre, music and literature.
If you would like to make a contribution to the strategy please read on to find out how.
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- Castle Park Stories: An Exhibition
- When: Friday 22nd – Thursday 28th February Where: The Reading Room, 1st Floor, The Storey, Meeting House Lane, Lancaster Opening times: 10.30am – 4.30pm (late opening until 8.00pm on Thursday 28 and closed Sunday) A mixed media exhibition involving over 30 local residents, uncovering two thousand years of stories from Castle to Quayside. Since the [...] Read more – ‘Castle Park Stories: An Exhibition’.
- Blake Morrison – A Discoverie of Witches (Limited Edition)
- Blake Morrison’s A Discoverie of Witches is a limited edition clothbound hardcover book with just one hundred copies produced. Lancaster Assizes, 1612. Ten people from Pendle in Lancashire were hanged, pronounced guilty of the crime of witchcraft. The poems in this collection give voice to characters involved in the trials: from the accused to the [...] Read more – ‘Blake Morrison – A Discoverie of Witches (Limited Edition)’.
- Malkin Child: A Story of Pendle’s Witches
- Litfest are pleased to announce the publication of Malkin Child, by Livi Michael. A powerful reimagining of the most famous witch trial in English history, suitable for ages 9+. ‘Malkin Child is an absolutely riveting read, so original and imaginative. It’s a novel about witchcraft that casts its own particularly powerful spell.’ Jacqueline Wilson ‘a [...] Read more – ‘Malkin Child: A Story of Pendle’s Witches’.