Brian Klein hits Top Gear at Great Northern Creative Festival

Ex-Top Gear director Brian Klein takes us on a Grand Tour of his career highlights at this year’s Great Northern Creative Festival, and tells us why he feels the new Top Gear is failing. Brian Klein is one of the UK’s most sought after television directors.  With almost 30 years’ worth of experience in the business.  …

Lancashire Stuntman stars in Zombie Apocalypse Film

With 17 years of experience under his belt, stuntman, producer, actor and writer, Mark Strange has travelled the world and worked with some of the biggest names in the films industry. He appeared at the Great Northern Creative Festival to talk about his new role in a zombie apocalypse war film. Redcon-1 is a collaboration between some huge names from …

The Poetic Impulse: Where do poets get their inspiration?

The Poetic Impulse event took place on November 15th and aimed to take an exploration into the drivers of poetical creativity by four different poets from the North of England: Martin Domleo, Vince Smith, Nick Williams and Gordon Aindow. The first to speak was Martin Domleo. He began by explaining how he believed the barrier between …

Ovidio Assonitis discusses his career with Bill McCoid

Ovidio Assonitis has worked with mega film stars such as Al Pacino and James Cameron. Among films he’s worked on include “Scent Of A Woman” and “Beyond The Door”. Speaking at an event at the Great Northern Creative Festival, the tycoon details his journey from a small time film distributor to a multi award winning …

UCLan thespians take advice from screen star George Costigan

The actor came to Preston to officially open Great Northern Creative Festival! An actor with more than 40 years’ experience in the industry has shared vital tricks of the trade with students from the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan). Television, screen and theatre star George Costigan spoke to students about breaking into the business and …

2017 Programme Launch

The full programme of events for The Great Northern Creative Festival has been unveiled. The programme for The Great Northern Creative Festival, in partnership with its principal sponsor Arriva Rail North, has launched presenting this year’s diverse selection of special guests, films and events. The Festival will screen an array of fiction and documentary features, …

UCLan’s Bill McCoid is ‘happy not to be famous,’ as he works with celebrity names

Whilst Bill McCoid has spent half of his career chasing fame, he has never wanted to be famous himself. He admits: “I’m happy not to be famous. Fame is something you have to deal with and it is not what people imagine it to be. Some deal with it very well, but for others, it …