The Great Northern Creative Expo Announces 2019 Dates

The Sixth Edition of TGNCE 18th - 23rd November 2019! The Great Northern Creative Expo in association with the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) today confirms the dates for the Expo’s sixth edition which will take place at venues across the university’s Preston campus, including the state-of-the-art Media Factory facility, from 18th-23rd November 2019. Alan …

TGNCE – 2018 Award Winners

The Great Northern Creative Expo attracts some of the countries leading talents and we invite you to enjoy the opportunity to share time and space with other Photographers, Filmmakers, Performers, Journalists, Writers and Creators. Various prizes are handed out on the evening including TGNCE Outstanding Award 2018 and TGNCE Lifetime Achievement Award 2018. All are welcome …

Bill McCoid talks Kubrick, Spielberg and more with Jan Harlan

Stanley Kubrick’s executive producer Jan Harlan to shared stories from his 50-year career. Veteran film producer Jan Harlan made his first ever visit to the North West to speak at the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) as part of this year's edition of The Great Northern Creative Expo. The 81-year-old, who worked with Stanley Kubrick …

The 2018 Programme

The Great Northern Creative Expo returns for it's 2018 edition with a progressive and inclusive celebration of Northern creativity. We are once again proud to present a wide variety of talents from The University of Central Lancashire and beyond from every corner of the Creative Industries including Film, Photography, Performance, Music, Media and Journalism. The Expo’s wide …

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 …

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, …