Art pros to share their vision on the Golden Mile

Brian Griffiths is on the bill for the Golden Section talks this year

Brian Griffiths is on the bill for the Golden Section talks this year

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A series of world class art professionals will be sharing their skills with people from the creative community.

The new programme of Golden Section events, hosted by LeftCoast, have been announced, bringing top hip hop dance creators Zoonation to Blackpool to open the series.

Golden Section launches at the Grundy Art Gallery on Tuesday, February 3, when hip hop theatre specialist Carrie Anne Ingrouille, from Zoonation, talks about their award-winning West End productions Into the Hoods and Some Like it Hip Hop.

The idea of the events is to bring a variety of experienced artists to Blackpool, to share how they got to where they are today, and for Fylde coast creatives to network.

As part of the Showzam! festival, LeftCoast will welcome Joe Mackintosh, chief executive of SeaChange Arts and artistic director of the Out There International Festival of Street Arts to town on Tuesday, February 17.

SeaChange is collaborating with LeftCoast on this year’s Showzam! and Joe will bring his deep passion for circus and street arts – as well as some guest artists from the festival on the night.

LeftCoast artistic director Michael Trainor said: “We’re thrilled to have such a stunning selection of arts professionals. If you want to learn from some of the art world’s brightest minds this is the perfect opportunity for you – plus you’ll have the chance to meet other amazing people who live right on your doorstep.”

Visual artist Brian Griffith is renowned for sculptures and installations of ‘over-blown theatricality and pathos’, and will make a return to the Grundy on Tuesday, March 17 – a place he has previously shown his works.

Completing the line-up on Thursday, April 9, and to coincide with the new Other Worlds Festival of Experimental Music and Sound Art, will be experimental musician Chris Watson, Tuesday, May 5 is Alan Lane of Leeds-based Slung Low, and Wednesday, June 2, David Micklem and Jo Hunter of 53 Million Artists.

Golden Section has free admission and takes place at the Grundy Art Gallery, Queen Street, from 5.30pm to 7.30pm.

Find out more information at www.leftcoast.org.uk.