Continuing the weekly series, I’ll be finding the best of what’s on in Preston every weekend for Blog Preston readers.
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1. Preston Arts Festival pre-launch – Get down to the St George’s Shopping Centre from 9am for a variety of activities finishing at 3 am. Mike Chapman, Preston’s very own town crier will attend.
There will be a free drop-in origami workshop with Stephen Watson from 11am til 1, as well as Stitch Magic, a drop-in embroidery workshop with Marie Brown and Preston Embroiderers’ Guild all day. Close-up magician Magi’Chris will work his magic from 11am, and Preston FM will provide music and drop-in DJ workshops. All are welcome to the free event which is perfect for children.
2. Changing Horses – The Continental host “England’s answer to the White Stripes”, a band who mix folk, indie rock and hauntingly bizarre ballads. They’re playing tonight in the Continental’s “snug” area, starting at 8:30 pm with free entry.
3. Preston Arts Festival official launch – The official launch by the Mayor of Preston is this Sunday at the Minster of St John on Church Street, from 2pm until 4pm. There will be performances by Preston Opera and Preston Flute Group, the opening of the annual Preston Arts Festival exhibition featuring Preston Art Society, Preston Embroiderers’ Guild, Preston Photographic Society and Priory Patchers. Preston Art Society prize-giving will also take place.
If you go to the Arts Festival this weekend, send us your photos and videos, we’d love to hear from you!