Lancaster lays on monthly arts showcase
Lancaster Arts City launches as a new initiative in the city next Friday. It will be the first in a series of special monthly events showcasing the variety of cultural activities on offer across the district.
It’s coupled with the launch of a new free mobile app which aims to ensure no-one misses out on city events.
Next Friday kicks off in the centre of Lancaster with live music courtesy of young musicians from More Music in the Market Square from 6pm.
At the City Museum and Lancaster Library, information on Lancaster Arts City will be available at the launch of the free smartphone app while the city’s reputation as a dance hub will be demonstrated from 7:15pm in Market Square with a performance of Push by Company Chameleon.
Then follow the crowds to The Dukes for Afrovibes Festival Friday, where you can enjoy free live South African music in the Township Café from 6pm, a dance performance in The Rake from 8pm and spoken word plus film in the gallery from 8:45pm.
The organisers of First Fridays and the promoters of Lancaster Arts City are Lancaster Arts Partners who include The Dukes, More Music, Ludus, Live at LICA, Litfest, Green Close and Storey Gallery.
Lancaster Arts Partners chairman, Joe Sumsion said: “It’s time to shout Lancaster’s status as an arts city. This project signposts the professional performances, exhibitions and events taking place on our doorstep and celebrates the fantastic cluster of arts organisations in Lancaster, Morecambe and district.”
November’s First Friday is entitled Light Up Lancaster and will be a free event where all the family can stroll through the city on the evening of November 2 and enjoy music, film, dance and art lighting up Lancaster’s buildings and squares.