Arts breakfast

Arts’ business ambitions for our region

The Arts are of value to every industry, business leaders were told this week at the University’s first ‘Business & the Arts Breakfast’ seminar.

The event involved a panel discussion by leaders of arts organisations and business experts, talking through the benefits and the challenges of working in cross-industry partnership and the region’s aspirations to create an arts hub.

The discussion was chaired by Bolton School of the Arts’ Head of School, Sam Johnson, with panel members Director of Castlefield Gallery & Co-chair of Contemporary Visual Art Manchester, Kwong Lee; Creative Director of Absolute Simon Allman; General Manager of Bolton FM, Keith Harris; Ursula Greenwood, Director of Edinburgh Weavers; and Textiles and Surface Design Programme Leader at the University of Bolton, Donna Claypool. Further information on the discussion at the event can be fund here 


Royal seal of approval for Paul

The University of Bolton graduating students have been exhibiting their creativity across campus in a Creative Show spectacular which closes this weekend, but student work is on show further afield – notably at the Royal Academy of Arts where second-year Photography student Paul Cliff is exhibiting.


Death of an Alumnus: Christopher James Taylor

It is with the greatest sadness that we report the sudden death of Games graduate, Christopher James Taylor.

Chris, who graduated from Games Design in 2015, was 24 years old when he died in his sleep on Sunday 5 June. Cause of death is unknown. Chris’ funeral will take place at Charnock Richard Crematorium. Preston Road, Chorley PR7 5JP on Monday 4 July 2016 at 2pm. His family have said everyone wishing to attend will be very welcome.

Lecturers who knew Chris well have paid tribute to him. Full details can be read here.

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