LeftCoast’s Golden Section has invited various world class artists to Blackpool and they will be answering questions on the creative industries in Blackpool this spring at the Grundy Art Gallery. The artists, named below, will shed light on their paths to success and various aspects of their work.

Michael Trainor, the artistic director of LeftCoast, has said of the upcoming event: “We are thrilled to have such a stunning selection of arts professionals from across the UK joining us here on the Fylde Coast. If you want to learn from some of the art world’s brightest minds this is the perfect opportunity for you to do just that – plus you will have the chance to meet other amazing people who live right on your doorstep.”

The first Golden Section of 2015 is on February 3 with Carrie Anne Ingrouille, a Hip Hop artist from Zoonation. By attending this event you will have the opportunity to learn more about her experience with Hip Hop music and Hip Hop theatre, which includes productions such as Some like it Hip Hop and Into the Hoods.

Next up, on 17 February and coinciding with Blackpool’s spectacular Showzam! festival, the Grundy welcomes Joe Mackintosh, chief executive of SeaChange Arts and artistic director of the Out There International Festival of Street Art. Joe has collaborated with Showzam!, so expect to be entertained by circus-style street art and some special guests making an appearance from Showzam!

March 17 brings Brian Griffiths, a sculptor and installation artist. Brian’s work is renowned as theatrical, oversized, and with great presence. He has also exhibited at the Grundy and has a high regard for Blackpool.

In April the Other Worlds Festival of Experimental Music and Sound Art takes place and the Grundy will be joined by Chris Watson. Chris records wildlife noises and from there makes the sounds to be enjoyed at the festival. He is a world leader at his craft and a founding member of Sheffield-based, influential group Cabaret Voltaire. Other accolades include him holding an Honorary Doctorate in Technology, from The University of the West of England, which recognises his contributions to sound recording.

On 15 May, artistic director of Slung Low, Alan Lane will be visiting. He will be allowing the audience at the Grundy an opportunity to take part in his transient productions and find a new perspective through the power of theatre.

Concluding these talks, on 2 June, are David Micklem and Jo Hunter, both cultural leaders and producers. David and Jo have produced and supported acts and recently launched 53 Million Artists – a campaigning group to help the artist in all of us.

All of these events take place at the Grundy between 5.30pm, and 7.30pm. For more information, and to book your free place, please visit www.leftcoast.org.uk

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