A group of fine art students who had to find a new home to display their work after their original venue burned down, are hosting an exhibition.

Second year students from Blackburn College's Fine Art Degree course will be putting their work on display in the college's Victoria Building.

And as well as showcasing their art, they will be raising money for The Bureau Centre for the Arts, which burned down following a fire last month.

Student, Michelle Ayers, said: "We had an exhibition last year at The Bureau Centre for the Arts and it was a huge success, with the theme being 'The Great Austerity Debate'.

"We were originally going to have this years' exhibition there too, but sadly, the Bureau burned down.

"So we had to find another exhibition space and the group decided on having it in our studio in the Victoria Building, Blackburn College."

Miss Ayers said the theme for this years' exhibition is 'Identity'.

She added: "We have been working hard and we have some fantastic work being exhibited which the whole group has been working on since last year especially for this occasion.

"We will also have a collection box for The Bureau Centre for the Arts as they lost quite a lot of expensive equipment and artwork during the fire."

The exhibition will take place on Thursday from 6-8pm on the fifth floor of the Victoria Building, Blakey Moor.