About the Expo

The Great Northern Creative Expo has evolved from a commitment to promote and showcase the creative talent that has been developed at the University of Central Lancashire in Preston and to also introduce to the world, the fantastic students and professionals that we have working at the University, whilst opening our doors to the city, to the North and the world beyond.

Once again, the expo will introduce a variety of talent which will include film, photography, media and journalism with performances, workshops, masterclasses, music, monologues, networking, animation and inspiration to one and all.

The expo has attracted some of the leading creative talent (nationally and internationally) and we are pleased to offer students, academics and the general public the opportunity to share a stimulating experience of creative talent which can be viewed, evaluated and enjoyed by everyone!

Creative Team

Alan Keegan
Festival Director


The Media Factory


UCLan’s Media Factory is a fully-equipped, state-of-the-art building dedicated to providing realistic exposure to the media world.

The Media Factory boasts a series of inter-connectable theatre spaces which house dance, theatre and music shows; digital television studio with control galleries, a film and photographic studio, video editing rooms and industry standard Apple Mac suites.

Within the Media Factory’s state-of-the-art business incubation facility, UCLan graduates with creative business ideas can grow their enterprises alongside other university graduates and entrepreneurs from across the North West. Based on the top floor of the building, the facility helps turn creative ideas into commercial reality. Open 24/7, the incubation workspace is equipped with new PCs and high-speed internet access for over 25 new businesses and virtual incubation for many more.