Fylde firms invited to creativity event

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Some of the best established and emerging brands from UK design and manufacturing will be talking about their work during a Conversation in Creativity event.

The panel of experts will cover issues of sustainability, provenance and the sourcing of good quality, good value suppliers here in the UK versus abroad, as well as what lies behind the British consumer purchase decision.

Speakers include Antony Wallis from Best of Britannia, Barry Jackson from Hivehaus, Claire Norcross from Luminosity, David Chadwick from Carradice and Fiona Candy from UCLan.

It takes place from 6pm to 8pm on Thursday, May 14 at the Harris Museum and Art Gallery in Preston (pictured).

The event is free, but places are limited and so registration is essential via the event page – http://www.creativelancashire.org/html/CICBOB_1720.html.

It’s part of the special Best of Britannia (BoB) North weekend, held from May 15 to May 17.

The Conversations in Creativity series is organised by Creative Lancashire and has included some of the country’s leading creatives including Simon Aldred from Cherry Ghost, Nick Park, Jeanette Winterson, Lemn Sissay and BoB director Wayne Hemingway.

Ed Matthews-Gentle, from Creative Lancashire, said: “This is the first time that BoB has been held in the North of England.

“Our Conversations in Creativity events have proved popular in the past and we’re looking forward to being part of this promising and exciting BoB weekend, showcasing some of the very best design and manufacturing in the whole of the UK.”

Creative Lancashire is provided by Lancashire County Council through its economic development company – Lancashire County Developments Ltd (LCDL). For more visit at www.bestofbritannia.com.