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MUSIC, contemporary art and dance combine with theatre to produce a busy opening week for the autumn season at Live at LICA – the Lancaster Institute of Contemporary Arts at Lancaster University.

The free public opening of two new exhibitions, at the university’s Peter Scott Gallery, kicks off the season at 6.30pm, on October 20.

Franko B and Rachel Goodyear both feature animals in their practice.

In Someone to Love, which runs until November 12, Franko B’s new installation includes an atmospheric lower-floor gallery populated by Victorian taxidermy animals housed in cases and perched on unusual pedestals, all given new life by the artist.

The upper floor contains large-scale images of Franko among more animals, created in collaboration with respected photographer Hugo Glendinning.

Franko B will be at the opening, and will give a talk in the gallery at 2pm, on October 21.

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