We are a collection of professional arts organisations from across the district joining forces to promote Lancaster as an exciting cultural destination under the banner Lancaster Arts City.
Organisations involved includes The Dukes, Grand Theatre, More Music, Ludus Dance, Live at LICA, Litfest, Green Close Studios, The Platform and Storey Gallery.
Lancaster Arts City signposts the professional performances, exhibitions and events taking place on our doorstep, and celebrates the fantastic cluster of arts organisations in the area.
Every First Friday of the month, local venues and arts organisations will be offering special events to enjoy (some of which will be free) to encourage more people to experience the wide variety of arts activities available in the district. If you have an event that you'd like to include in our First Friday listings please either fill out the form or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Each month we've been producing First Friday flyers which are distributed to Arts City stands across Lancaster and Morecambe. We also have a e-newsletter you can join to receive the latest event listings.
Each November Lancaster Arts City joins forces with Lancaster City Council to bring you a fabulous free walkabout light and art event.
LIGHT UP THE WATERWAYS
Tuesday 29 and Wednesday 30 October 2013
Discover the stories and heritage of our waterways and their often overlooked ecology, with illuminated installations along the canal leading to the Grade 1 Listed Lune Aqueduct.
LIGHT UP THE STREETS
Friday 1 November 2013
Take a stroll through the city for a unique night-time art experience animating our beautiful buildings and squares. Discover new stories along the trail, with a string of music, dance, theatre and film events.
LIGHT UP THE SKIES
The Fireworks Spectacular
Saturday 2 November 2013
Lancaster’s magical extravaganza of fireworks, which lights up the historic landscape and skyline of the city, is one of the finest displays in the north. This year the fireworks will be fired from the roof of Lancaster’s medieval castle. Make sure to keep an eye out for a host of family-friendly events and activities taking place throughout the week in venues, galleries, museums and shops throughout the city.
For the latest information please visit Lancaster City Council's web-site. Light up Lancaster has been made possible with the support of Lancashire County Council.
UPDATE: Following user feedback, and further funding, version 2 is now in development. Initial v2 releases will be on Apple handsets with the Android version arriving later in October 2013.
With so much going on, even committed arts attenders often find out about exciting cultural events after they have taken place. The Arts City mobile app is designed to help promote arts activity on any particular day. So, whether you’ve got a baby-sitter booked for an evening out and want to know what’s on, or you have friends and family arriving next month and would like to introduce them to something a bit different – you’ll always know what’s happening.
Is the app free?
Yes - there are no adverts either!
What are the minimum specs for Apple handsets?
Your iPhone must be the iPhone 3GS handset or newer and running the operating system iOS 4.3 or greater.
Why don't you support older Apple handsets?
We wanted to make sure the app worked on the majority of Apple devices and with the recent release of iOS 6 (and the related technical changes by Apple) we haven't the budget to enable the app to run on older versions.
How can I report a 'bug' with the app?
Please contact us via the email address at the footer of this page.
How can I add my venue to the app?
We very much feel we are in the 'beta' stages of trialing this app. If you'd like us to consider your venue please email us below and we will log your request. Please note any subsequent development of the app (and additional venue inclusion) is based on a number of factors including future funding.
A free 'What's On' Event Listings App
First Fridays Video:-
Lancaster Arts City is a Lancaster Arts Partners initiative.
Lancaster Arts City is supported by Lancaster City Council, Lancashire County Council, Lancaster University and Arts Council England.
Venues included in the Arts City App are:-