Universities tend to be abuzz with brain and other activity at all times of night and day with lectures, student gatherings and debates all crowding the roster for both students and professors. Lancaster Arts is no different — apart from the fact that this particular creative hubbub doubles as the cutting edge of today’s art world. Lancaster doesn’t just teach art, it produces it, showcases it, lives it.
If you could define friendships based on the time you spend with someone, chances are your best friend’s name turns out to be Excel. We bet your entire organisation revolves around spreadsheets and emails. Bingo? If that’s a yes, come see us in London, Manchester, Edinburgh & Bristol in February. We’ll show you how organising your set-up the smart way saves you a bunch of time you can now spend on pampering both clients and artists.
Champagne and resolutions are the word on everyone’s lips these days. We’ll gladly take a second helping of sparkly, however, we sometimes feel like resolutions are synonym to things we need to give up. We quit smoking, quit spending, quit complaining, quit jobs and swear to visit our mothers more often.
Here’s an idea, though. Instead of focusing your New Years’ resolutions on little old ‘me’, try and think of what a clean slate could mean for your venue. More and more often, we are seeing cultural venues using the start of a new year to mark a change of priority or focus. So why wouldn’t you?
You know how you always have this one friend going on about how Apple is sooo much better than Android — or the other way around. Just like those old Mac vs PC ads, where one would try to convince the other that theirs was the best software. Of course, objectively, both solutions have their merits. (Even though, as a heavy Google Apps user, for me Android wins hands down.)
Creativity has many stages on which to shine at the University of Kent’s Arts Centre, Gulbenkian. Every year, over 1,000 events are held at the venue that includes a theatre, cinema, cabaret-style café performance space and access to a concert hall. Their programmes include film screenings, theatrical and contemporary dance productions, musical performances and live comedy. It is a venue bustling with innovation, inspiration and imagination.