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Lancaster Arts Partners

Litfest is one of the founding members of the Lancaster Arts Partnership. We are proud to be working together with partner companies: The Dukes, Green Close Studios, Live at LICA, Ludus Dance, More Music and the Storey Gallery to champion and promote the strategic development of excellent arts activities in Lancaster District. The Lancaster Arts Partners…

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Beyond the Castle

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Wyre’s Mythic Coast

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Wyre’s Mythic Coast

Litfest is a key partner in the Mythic Coast project, which is part of the regeneration of Wyre’s waterfronts. The project resulted from a cash injection from the Government’s Sea Change programme, which recognises schemes that have the potential to regenerate seaside towns through cultural and environmental enhancements. Match funding came through contributions from Wyre…

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Beyond the Castle

Litfest’s Artistic Director Andy Darby was part of the Beyond the Castle co-design team and now sits as part of the steering group. The Beyond the Castle project wants to create a high-quality public space around Lancaster’s historic castle and priory, down the hill and over the meadows to the quayside. The first step invited…

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Castle Park Stories

Litfest was one of the first groups in the UK to receive a Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) All Our Stories grant for its Castle Park Stories project. The project encouraged local people to uncover the hidden stories in the area around the castle and develop writing around a site of their choice. In January and February…

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