Lancaster University’s art project gets new name

Part of the project: R.I.O.T by PanicLab, picture by BManuel.
Part of the project: R.I.O.T by PanicLab, picture by BManuel.

Lancaster Arts at Lancaster University is the new name for the university’s core arts provider supporting the promotion of arts at the university and across the city.

Formerly known as Live at LICA; Lancaster Arts launches it’s autumn season this October.

Alongside the new name their season has diversified to include gigs, comedy and family events in addition to the wealth of creative theatre, dance, concerts and exhibitions they were previously known for.

Professor Mark E Smith, vice-chancellor of Lancaster University, said: “Our arts provision has secured Arts Council National Portfolio status and built an international reputation as a supporter of great art and culture.

“We are keen to see participation in the arts rise and this evolution is a step towards that reality, working with stakeholders to strengthen the impact of provision for Lancaster, so that arts and culture flourish both on campus and across the district.”

Lancaster Arts builds on the university’s legacy of great bands playing on campus as they open their season with Yorkshire folk rock band Hope & Social on October 6 followed by beatboxing legend Beardyman on the October 7 - who is back in the North West after his stunning performance at Kendal Calling this summer.

New comedy acts will appear on campus as well as concerts supplementing the vibrant comedy scene across the city. For further information please visit the 
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