The Great Northern Creative Expo has evolved from a commitment to promote and showcase the emerging creative talent across the North of England. The expo continues to introduce a variety of fresh talent including film, photography, media and journalism with performances, workshops, masterclasses, music, monologues, networking, animation and inspiration to one and all.
The expo has attracted some of the leading creative talents (nationally and internationally) and we are pleased to offer you the opportunity to share a stimulating experience of creative talent which can be viewed, evaluated and enjoyed by everyone!
- Programme announced: 13 September
- Booking opens: 16 September
- Education booking opens: 16 September
- The Great Northern Creative Expo opens: 18 November
- The Great Northern Creative Expo closes: 23 November
A Message from the Expo Director
I’m very excited to once again welcome you all to the sixth edition of The Great Northern Creative Expo. We are delighted to offer both the general public and the student base the opportunity to engage and be part of a unique event that has got bigger and better each year.
Last November, The Great Northern Creative Expo presented exciting premiere events from both established and emerging talents. We were proud to host seasoned creative veterans including General Manager of BBC North Adrian Mills and Stanley Kubrick’s producer Jan Harlan, culminating in attendance figures reaching above fifteen-hundred for the first time in the Expo’s history.
Now, we are proud to offer our most comprehensive and diverse programme of events ever with over two hundred hours presented as part of The Great Northern Creative Expo 2019. We continue on in the spirit of the Expo’s original founding principal of delivering the best events across the creative industries in the North of England.
The Great Northern Creative Expo only happens due to the generosity of our principal sponsor, the University of Central Lancashire, alongside our other partners. We also applaud the tireless efforts of our Expo team and this is the perfect opportunity to extend our heartfelt thanks to them all before you delve into the programme, it truly is a collaborative and creative effort.
The Great Northern Creative Expo
Founder – Write On
Academic Group Lead – Media (UCLan)
Head of the Official Selection Jury
Our events take place in various venues across the Preston Campus of the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan). Every venue is fully wheelchair accessible.
Here you’ll find location, visitor and access information. You can download an official UCLan Campus map here.
THE MEDIA FACTORY
The central venue for The Great Northern Creative Expo, the Media Factory is a fully equipped, state-of-the-art building dedicated to providing realistic exposure to the media world.
The gallery is set across two levels; the ground floor and the mezzanine. The gallery is open weekdays during office hours and only occasional weekends.
Hanover Project is a brand new contemporary art gallery open to members of the public, staff and students from 9am-5pm Monday to Friday.
OASIS FAITH AND SPIRITUALITY CENTRE
The centre exists to encourage people in the pursuit and development of their faith, and to promote understanding and respect amongst members of different faiths.
LIVESEY EXHIBITION SPACE
Named in honour of Joseph Livesey of Preston, Livesey House is one of the closest University buildings to the city centre. The exhibition space is open to visitors 10am-5pm Monday to Friday.
Information on disabled access to our venues is listed through our partner AccessAble. The University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) is delighted to be working with AccessAble to ensure that all our prospective and current students, staff and visitors have clear information on the accessibility of our buildings. For the full guide, please click here.